Community Outreach is CU Philosophy in Action

As much as I enjoy reading Frank J. Diekmann's column each week, the feature I most enjoy in the Credit Union Journal is the community news section.

There is nothing better to read about than the ongoing and endless list of credit union involvement and contributions to the communities that they are a part of and do business in. The activities that are highlighted in the community news section truly reflect the credit union philosophy of people helping people.

In the March 25, 2013 edition I read of the United Heritage Credit Union in Austin, Texas donating $1,500.00 and its employees raising another $3,223.00 to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas and St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union of Columbia County, Oregon raising more than $7,000.00 for local charities. I also read of Pee Dee Federal Credit Union in Florence, South Carolina issuing $250.00 grants to 10 area teachers. Those were just a few, from that issue of the Credit Union Journal alone, who are involved at every level helping to promote good causes and recognizing achievement in their communities.

Every one of those credit unions is to be congratulated and commended for their efforts in promoting the good work that credit unions do and again showing the community spirit and involvement that make credit unions different and unique.

Michael E. Fryzel, Board Member

NCUA, Alexandria, Va.