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Minnesota’s Credit Union Spread Kindness, Volunteer on CU Forward Day

Tuesday, October 10, 2017  
Posted by: Laura Whittet
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (October 10, 2017) - On Monday, Oct. 9, 37 Minnesota credit unions and partners dedicated 12,224 volunteer hours in 80 Minnesota communities, with an estimated impact on more than 33,574 people.


CU Forward Day, is held annually on Columbus Day, a federal holiday the second Monday in October. Credit union employees participated in events ranging from building for Habitat for Humanity; preparing meals for homeless youth; outdoor clean up events; free document shred days; hosting a children’s book drive; packing food for Feed My Starving Children; and providing random acts of kindness for community members. 


On CU Forward Day, credit unions of all sizes, from throughout Minnesota, committed to give back to their communities in a cooperative effort. The event is coordinated by the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the state trade association for Minnesota’s credit unions.


“As not for profit financial institutions, Minnesota’s credit unions work every day to improve their members financial lives,” said Minnesota Credit Union Network President & CEO Mark Cummins. “And they also work for their communities. Not because they have to, but because service is a core element of the social mission of credit unions. The collaborative effort on CU Forward Day is a perfect example of credit unions fulfilling their ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”


Follow the events on social media using the #cuforwardday.


See an infographic on the impact and participants.


For a video about CU Forward visit


More information about Minnesota Credit Unions can be found at


The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $20 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve more than 1.7 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit

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