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Kansas Young CU Professionals Put Philosophy To Work
WICHITA, Kan. (8/19/13)--More than 20 credit union leaders from six Kansas credit unions and
Click to view larger image The Kansas Credit Union Association CUnext Young Professional Council held its first Day of Service in two state cities Wednesday. From left, Wichita CUnexters Chris Wolgamott, Meritrust CU; Travis Colibert, Mid American CU; and Jessica Zumalt, Medical Communality CU, help paint a house for Habitat for Humanity.
the Kansas Credit Union Association (KCUA) donned T-shirts and jeans Wednesday to take part in the first KCUA CUnext Young Professionals Council's Day of Service.
 
The Kansas Credit Union Association CUnext Young Professionals Council held its first Day of Service in two state cities Wednesday. From left, Wichita CUnexters Chris Wolgamott, Meritrust CU; Travis Colibert, Mid American CU; and Jessica Zumalt, Medical Communality CU help paint a house for Habitat for Humanity. The event was organized to illustrate that credit unions are vital part of each and every community, the KCUA said.
 
"Our CUnexters wanted to get out and do something in the community that would benefit both the young professionals' group, as well as someone in need," said Travis Colibert, branch manager at Mid American CU, Wichita, and a member of the CUnext Leadership Committee.
Click to view larger image Members of the Kansas Credit Union Association's CUnext Young Professionals Council in Topeka boxed hundreds of boxes of food for seniors at Harvesters Community Food Network. (Photos provided by Kansas Credit Union Association)
 
"We wanted to illustrate that the philosophy of 'people helping people' is important to credit unions, and that we live it both inside and outside the credit union world."
 
Credit union staff from Medical Community CU, Meritrust CU and Mid American CU participated in Wichita, painting exterior trim and doors, hanging windows and putting a roof on a Habitat for Humanity house.
 
In Topeka, the group packed 453 boxes of food for seniors in northeast Kansas through Harvesters Community Food Network. Participating credit unions included Educational CU and Quest CU, both of Topeka, and Kansas State University FCU from Manhattan.
 
Community outreach initiatives like these are another way credit unions demonstrate the value of credit unions to their community and members. Raising awareness about the value of credit unions is a key component of the Credit Union National Association's and state leagues' Unite for Good campaign toward the strategic vision where "Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner."  For more information, use the link.
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