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News from Arsenal, Central Missouri Community & Infuze Credit Unions

Giving back to the community - it's what credit unions do. Read on to learn about recent community involvement efforts from Arsenal Credit Union (Arnold, MO), Central Missouri Community Credit Union (Warrensburg, MO) and Infuze Credit Union (Fort Leonard Wood, MO). 

Arsenal Credit Union Continues Supporting the Local Community

Dr. Susan Stanley (second from left), president of the Metro East Foster/Adoptive Parent Association, accepts a $1,000 grant from Arsenal Credit Union. Also pictured are (L-R): Lori Crutchley, vice president of human resources; Jen Penrod, member service representative; and Margie Coleman, Swansea branch coordinator.

Arsenal Credit Union and its staff have given back to their community a number of ways. Read below for more details. 

The Metro East (Illlinois) Foster/Adoptive Parent Association is the most recent benefactor of Arsenal Credit Union’s “Gives Back” program. The local non-profit group received a $1,000 grant from the credit union. The funds will be used to provide equine therapy to kids in their program.

Earlier in the summer, the Christian Activity Center received a $1,000 donation from Arsenal for its “Golf for a Brighter Future” tournament held at Stonewolf Golf Course in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Money raised from this event benefited children in East St. Louis.

In early June, Arsenal sponsored the Swansea Rotary Club’s “Service Above Self” 5K Run/Walk with a $1,000 donation. The event started and finished at Wolf Branch Middle School in Swansea, Illinois. The proceeds were used to award scholarships to youth educated in Swansea schools.

During the latter part of the 2015-16 school year, Arsenal participated in a career fair at Grant Middle School in Fairview Heights, an event coordinated by the Rotary Club of Fairview Heights. Four employees from the credit union staffed a booth and reached more than 200 students age 13-14.

Arsenal also gave a presentation on identity theft to 29 students at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville. Plus, the credit union donated 65 Guide to Money books to high school students at Althoff Catholic and Belleville East, as well as 43 copies of the Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money books to three local elementary schools – Wolf Branch, High Mount, and Pontiac William Holiday – for use in the classroom and the library.

Central Missouri Community Credit Union Raises More Than $16,000 for Community

This year marks the 55th year that Central Missouri Community Credit Union (CMCCU) has served its community. CMCCU's staff has a lot to celebrate - they have logged more than 1,400 community service hours for over the past year.

With the support of members, 45 employees raised more than $16,500 for local causes that fight hunger and cancer, such as Manna Harvest and Relay for Life, respectively. Their fundraising efforts included:

  • Creating Summer Fun baskets
  • Raffled baskets and/or Scentsy products
  • Holding bake sales
  • Decorating pumpkins
  • Bras for a cause

In addition, employees volunteered at Manna Harvest, the Relay for Life and the local senior citizens' center for the last two years. All of these efforts were employee-driven and directed. Kudos to this staff! 

To further celebrate its double golden anniversary, CMCCU is gearing up to “Party Like It Is 1961" on July 22. The staff will recreate 1961, inviting members to join them in voting for their favorite “I Love Lucy Look-Alike” on Facebook, beginning on July 22, or by stopping by any of CMCCU's three branches in Warrensburg, Sedalia or Richmond. 

Infuze Credit Union Hosts 11th Annual Military Appreciation Day 

Prior to the event, Infuze Credit Union's staff raised more than $14,000 through various fundraising efforts in addition to support from community businesses. With the money raised, Infuze purchased 2,000 tickets that they proudly gave free of charge to active duty service members, reservists, veterans, National Guard, retired military of all branches, and their dependents. Each ticket was also accompanied by a free hot dog and a free Cardinals baseball hat voucher.

Pre-game ceremonies included honorary first pitches thrown out by special guests:

  • Maj. Gen. Kent Savre –  United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Commanding General
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wood – MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood Command Sergeant Major
  • Spc. Tierra Jenkins and her military working dog, Kappa – the 180th Military Police Detachment
  • 11-year-old Ja’Shaun Lee Rincon – Fort Leonard Wood Youth Sports
  • Cynthia Cole –  Infuze Credit Union CEO

A military police working dog demonstration also took place, which was administered by Spc. Jenkins with the assistance of Kappa. The Colors were also presented by the Joint Services Color Guard as 100 service members from the Army, Navy, and Air Force marched onto the field for formation while the 399th Army Band played the national anthem.

During the 7th inning stretch, Sgt. Mark McMurray with the 399th Army Band sang “God Bless America”.

Throughout the night, Infuze employees interacted with the crowd by throwing out T-shirts and handing out various giveaways. The night concluded with a fireworks display sponsored by the credit union.

A great night was had by all while enjoying America’s pastime and honoring our Nation’s military.