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  • ABBEVILLE, S.C. (6/21/13)--Greater Abbeville FCU surprised dozens of hungry diners with a free
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    lunch Wednesday. GAFCU representatives showed up at Theo's restaurant and paid the tab for more than 50 people. "This is amazing," said one diner on a work lunch break. "In times like this, when every penny counts, this is just amazing." Faye Crocker, CEO of GAFCU greeted diners, like the ones shown here, and joined a table for lunch.  "Last year we developed a new mission statement, and that is to be the source of hope for Abbeville County," Crocker said. "In everything we do, we strive to live up to that mission statement. With so many people hurting financially in our community, this is an opportunity for us to put our mission statement in action," she added. A larger initiative that is part of the South Carolina Credit Union League MADTAG Campaign will travel to other parts of the state in July and surprise diners with free lunches in smaller communities. (Photo provided by the Greater Abbeville FCU) ...
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (6/21/13)--State Employees' CU of Raleigh, N.C., held a two-day orientation session
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    to kick off its Public Service Internship program for 47 college students and their county mentors. SECU Foundation and North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center officials welcomed the new interns and presented expectations for the summer program. The group also engaged in team building and leadership activities and attended a dinner reception. Day Two's session provided a rolling workshop/study tour of Chatham and Montgomery Counties to learn more about the people, history, culture and economy of rural regions. SECU members, via the foundation, provided funding for the program in partnership with the Rural Center. Originally, 35 interns were approved, but the response to the program prompted SECU Foundation's Board of Directors to expand it to 47 interns. (Photo provided by the State Employees' CU) ...


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