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CU System Briefs (07/10/2013)
  • PORTLAND, Ore. (7/10/13)--Before awarding $50,000 to six non-profits, Portland, Ore.-based Advantis CU tapped the power of the social network, allowing the public to vote on 14 GROW Community Fund semi-finalist non-profits. The $989 million asset credit union told the Northwest Credit Union Association that more than 40,000 votes were cast (Anthem Recap July 3). "Inviting the public to vote helps us understand the priorities of those who live and work in the communities we serve," said Wendy Edwards, Advantis vice president of marketing and human resources. Grants went to: Growing Gardens, $10,000 to buy tools for the Garden Tools for Schools program; Boys and Girls, $5,500 to buy beds for 175 girls ages 10-18 in foster care at the Seneca House; David's Harp, $10,000 to buy a commercial oven for a community kitchen serving low- and no-income adults with mental illnesses; DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, $9,500 for surgical equipment; Impact NW, $10,000 to bring child abuse prevention workshops to Portland elementary schools; and Meals on Wheels, $5,000 to purchase new kitchen equipment ...

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