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* NEW BERLIN, Wis. (3/18/11)--With help from thousands of members
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and its 450 employees, New Berlin, Wis.-based Landmark CU raised $30,145 for the Children's Hospital Foundation by selling $1 "links" and $10 "hearts" during its Credit Unions for Kids Chain of Hearts campaign. This represented an increase of 3.8% over the total Landmark raised last year. Joey Marczewski, teller at Landmark's Milwaukee South branch, is shown here chained down and crowned with links. Ron Kase, president of the $1.6 billion asset Landmark, noted that all donations support the Children's Miracle Network Hospital closest to where the money was raised. Nationwide, credit unions have raised $80 million for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since 1996. Last year, credit unions raised $8.7 million. (Photo provided by Landmark CU) … * LAUREL, Md. (3/18/11)--Tower FCU employees and members raised more than $24,000 for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Md. During Tower's annual "Have a Heart" fundraiser in February. For a donation of $1 or more, Tower members and employees wrote their name or the name of a family member on a colorful paper heart. The hearts were displayed in the $2.26 billion asset credit union's 16 branches and member service center at Tower's headquarters in Laurel, Md. Tower employees competed against each other to see who could sell the most hearts. Top sellers were Doris Aguilar, who raised $213, followed by Stephanie Langr and Jeni Newell, who raised $83 and $61 respectively. Throughout the month, members could buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a three month gym membership valued at $300 and $50 gift certificates to local retailers ...


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