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People’s Credit Union Earns Two Awards for Community Outreach

The Credit Union earned the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award for the Credit Union’s asset category.

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was recently honored with two first place awards from the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island. 

The Credit Union earned the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award and the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award for the Credit Union’s asset category. This is the second year in a row the Credit Union has won first place for both awards.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award recognizes a credit union’s efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs other than personal finance education.  People’s winning entry discussed the Credit Union’s efforts with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Employees regularly plan fundraisers for the society throughout the year, including raising money for Pennies for Patients and the annual Light the Night Walk. 

The Louise Herring Philosophy in Action award recognizes a credit union’s efforts to materially improve members’ lives through programs (other than personal finance education).  People’s winning entry was on the My CU Savings Club and My CU Checking Accounts.  The entry covered the Credit Union’s effort to educate today’s youth on the credit union difference and the value of money.    

“We are proud to demonstrate two of our philosophies through this award, “Service to Members Above All Else” and “Enhancing the Communities We Serve.”  We are honored to receive both these awards once again,” commented , People’s President & CEO.  

The Credit Union’s winning entries will go on to the national competition given through the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).  National winners will be honored at the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., in February 2012. 

People’s Credit Union serves members through six locations in Bristol, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Wakefield.

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