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Wakota Federal Credit Union to Participate in Plus It Forward, Day of Kindness

Tuesday, October 4, 2016  
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Wakota Federal Credit Union - SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. - On Columbus Day, Monday, October 10, Wakota Federal Credit Union (WFCU) will be one of 25 credit unions statewide participating in Plus It Forward, an orchestrated day to spread kindness in communities.

At this collaborative event, all WFCU employees will be volunteering roughly 60 hours benefiting the Good Samaritan Society of Inver Grove Heights, the residents of the John Carroll and Nan McKay buildings and the South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights communities. Volunteers will be painting a community room, distributing goodie bags, and other random acts of kindness throughout the day. A cash donation to a local non-profit, selected by the employees, will be donated by WFCU following the statewide kindness day.

“Being a source of kindness in our communities is one of the simplest ways we can give back,” said Mary Matheson, President and CEO of Wakota Federal Credit Union. “Joining other credit unions in an effort to spread kindness across our state showcases the true power of collaboration.”

Credit unions are devoted to the philosophy of “People Helping People” which is exhibited by their cooperative structures, support of financial education, and active engagement within their communities.

The statewide Plus It Forward Day was created by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union in 2013. This is anticipated to be the first of many collaborative community outreach days conducted by Minnesota credit unions, which are local, trusted not-for-profit financial cooperatives.


About Wakota Federal Credit Union

 Established in 1931 and celebrating 85 years in 2016, Wakota Federal Credit Union formally known as Armour Credit Union was originally formed to provide “Savings and Thrift” to the Armour Foods employees and their families. Our name was changed in 1997 to Wakota Federal Credit Union as we became a community and federally chartered credit union. The name Wakota is derived from a bridge in South St. Paul that connects Washington and Dakota Counties. Wakota is a word that is easily identifiable to the community of South St Paul where our main office is located. Wakota FCU has grown considerably since its inception and now services all of Dakota County providing all the “Big Bank” services with that small home town feel. While our heart is in South St Paul, our members can transact business at over 5000 credit union shared branches metro, nationally and worldwide. To learn more visit or call us at 651.451.3330



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