Community Photos: September 2, 2013

More than 100 people attended a seminar for first-time home buyers put on by Compass Financial FCU, Hialeah, Fla., in cooperation with All In One Mortgage Lenders, the Miami-Dade County Economic Advisory Trust, and Propietario Realty.

Employees from Public Service CU, Romulus, Mich., helped prepare meals for the homeless in Wayne County, Mich., during a visit to ChristNet.

Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members CU, Indianapolis, was awarded $5,000 from the Indiana Service Challenge to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana.

Members of the Kansas Credit Union Association's "Innovation Lab" think tank team met for the first time, coming from across the state for a brainstorming session in Lawrence, Kan.

Belvoir FCU, Woodbridge, Va., supported the La Leche League of Fort Belvoir by donating a $100 gift card that was used to purchase food and six cases of water for the breastfeeding support group. More than 50 people attended Fort Belvoir's First Annual Breastfeeding Recognition Ceremony.

Numerica CU, Spokane, Wash., raised $1,200 in support of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation during the First Annual Numerica Invitational golf tournament, which drew more than 120 participants to Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls, Idaho.

Aventa CU, Colorado Springs, Colo., promoted the "Don't Tax My CU" campaign during July and August, urging its membership to send letters to Congress in support of the CU tax exemption.

For the eighth consecutive year, Freedom CU, Warminster, Penn., sponsored Irish Night during the Pennypack Park Concert Series.

360 FCU, Windsor Locks, Conn., "adopted" two children from the community and provided clothing items, classroom supplies and other back to school items for them.

Employees at Ent FCU raised more than $5,800 to assist Tri-Lakes Cares, a local organization working to support recovery efforts for community members impacted by the Black Forrest Fire.

evolve FCU hosted its second annual Evolution Film Festival in late July and awarded prizes to the festival winners, seen here.

Credit Union ONE, Ferndale, Mich., partnered with AAA Insurance of Michigan to hold a free bike helmet giveaway at its Troy branch, providing bike helmets and safety information to about 65 children.

Westerly Community CU, Westerly, R.I., donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Westerly Police Department to help support their goal of one AED per police cruiser.

Staff from Red River FCU, Altus, Okla., participated in Relay for Life, raising more than $4,000 for cancer research.

Waterbury CT Teachers FCU, Waterbury, Conn., awarded $3,750 in college scholarships during its board of directors' July meeting.

San Francisco FCU recently awarded four $2,000 scholarships to four college-bound students in the Bay Area.

NEFCU, Westbury, N.Y., awarded a $20,000 scholarship to Grace Agnolia to help fund her education. She will be attending the University of Notre Dame this fall.

Genisys CU, Auburn Hills, Mich., recently sponsored "Paddlepalooza," an 8-mile canoe and kayak race on the Clinton River.

Travis CU, Vacaville, Calif., recently presented 20 graduating high school students with $1,500 scholarships to help with the cost of college.

Meriwest CU, San Jose, Calif., participated in Work2Future, which teaches young people personal financial management and other skills. Along with that, the "Green Cadre" seen here also learned how to repair Photovoltaic panels used in solar energy generation.