Credit Unions – Serving Consumers, Honoring Veterans
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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America’s credit unions are dedicated to fulfilling the daily financial needs of their membership and serving the needs of their communities. The movement’s “People Helping People” philosophy also motivates credit unions to participate in meaningful local activities, such as honoring our veterans. Each year at Christmas time, NuMark Credit Union in Joliet sponsors wreaths that are placed at gravesites as a thank you to veterans from each branch of the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This past year, through member donations collected at their branches and with funds directly provided by NuMark Credit Union, more than 140 gravesites were decorated with wreaths sponsored by the credit union at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In addition, Alliant Credit Union, also in northern Illinois, recently received an award from the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation for its strong commitment to providing literacy resources for women veterans. For Alliant Credit Union, financial literacy support and career guidance is tremendously important in helping women veterans transition to civilian life. As not-for-profit financial cooperatives with a mantra of “People Before Profits”, credit unions are a highly valued resource by nearly 3 million Illinois consumers — and remembered for their efforts in serving their communities this Memorial holiday and every day.