America’s First donates $120,000 to three local charities
America’s First Federal Credit Union (AmFirst) in Alabama announced today that it has raised $120,000 for three local charities throughout the 2019 calendar year.
Various representatives for the credit union, including employees and branch managers, presented American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Aletheia House and Sight Savers America with an equal split of total funds at a check presentation held Oct. 16 at AmFirst’s corporate headquarters in Birmingham.
Funds were raised as part of the America’s First “Community First” Campaign, an annual employee-driven fundraising initiative aimed at supporting local nonprofit organizations.
Alive Credit Union receives Juntos Avanzamos designation for serving and empowering consumers
On Oct. 2, Alive Credit Union was the first credit union in Northeast Florida to receive the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation. Community partners and leaders came together to celebrate in the Juntos Avanzamos Flag Raising Ceremony.
In order to receive this designation, a credit union must complete an extensive application process and demonstrate what initiatives have been implemented to serve the needs of the Hispanic market.
Alive Credit Union has been dedicated to providing low-cost financial solutions to its members for over 65 years,and over the past few years the Alive team has been focused on developing more tools and resources for the Jacksonville Hispanic and immigrant communities. Some of these include staffing bilingual employees, providing education to certify in-house financial counselors, having a diverse group of volunteers and staff, implementing programs that allow the use of ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) and alternative forms of ID to allow qualification of membership and more.
Associated Credit Union brings mobile mammogram truck to main office for employees
Associated Credit Union in Georgia kicked off October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a mobile mammogram truck from Quantum Radiology at their main office location on Oct. 7. Employees and employees’ families were able to set up appointment times to get checked in the mammogram-mobile. Twenty employees and family members of employees signed up to participate and be screened at no cost.
Women should begin receiving annual screenings at the age of 40, and annual mammograms can help detect cancer early.This is the third time ACU has brought the mobile mammogram to the office, and will continue to do so moving forward.