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* COMPTON, Calif. (7/28/11)--Mid Cities CU, Compton, Calif., received a $30,000 grant from The National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. “Mid Cities board and staff are excited to receive grant assistance to help our aging members to reach their financial goals,” said Melia Keller, president/CEO. With 26% of the credit union’s members over the age of 65 with an additional 8% turning 65 within the next five years, the grant will allow the credit union to implement senior programs and counseling to better assist our core group of members.” The grant was issued to Mid Cities CU by the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions--not the National Council on Aging, as earlier stated in a July 22 News Now story. Mid Cities CU has clarified its information on the grant that was reported in News Now … * SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (7/27/11)--The third annual “Run for the Troops” Fun Run was held on July 9, at the Elmen Trailhead Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Organized by the Credit Union Association of Dakotas Sioux Valley Chapter Social Responsibility Committee, the event consisted of a 5K and 10k run, and 2-mile family walk. This year, $700 was raised by the 40 participants, including surprise participant U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.). Senator Thune’s staff had informed him of the fund-raising event, which is open to the community. The proceeds will benefit military members and their families. In the photo, from left, Autumn Myers, Darla Erb, Sen. Thune and Gretchen Miller. (Photo provided by Credit Union Association of Dakotas) …


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