3rd Winner Receives $5,000 to Help Erase Debt

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October 2010, Deer Park, TX – Shell FCU’s Operation Erase My Debt has been helping individuals in Harris County own more and owe less. Shell FCU is helping individuals determine a payment schedule that works for them by refinancing or consolidating outstanding debt to reduce monthly payments and eliminate high interest loans and credit cards.

Since February the micro-site,, has been visited more than 7,100 times and more than 455 stories have been shared. Stories vary from debt caused by bad decisions to divorce, from birth expenses to funeral expenses, from disease to surgery and much more.

Candalario Rodriguez is the third quarter Operation Erase My Debt winner. He financed a home equity loan with Shell FCU, qualifying him for the $5,000 prize to help reduce existing debt. A total of 1,725 loans qualified for the third quarter drawing. Mr. Rodriguez was happy when he learned that his name had been drawn and said his coworkers didn’t believe it was really true so he wanted a photo of himself holding the big check. Helping erase his current debt, Candalario applied the prize to an existing auto loan with Shell FCU. Mr. Rodriguez is the 3rd winner in the Operation Erase My Debt campaign. Another winner will be drawn in January after the 4th quarter qualifiers are determined.

In 2010 at Shell FCU every auto, home equity, mortgage or signature loan funded with a balance of $5,000 or more is one entry into a $5,000 quarterly drawing to reduce existing debt. Perfect credit is not required. Unlike most lenders, Shell FCU is looking out for each individual. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Harris County, Texas can bank with Shell FCU.

In today’s turbulent world, extending a helping hand in the community is a top priority at Shell FCU. The sole purpose of the credit union is to meet financial needs, provide free financial literacy and volunteer for a stronger community. For more information about Shell FCU visit

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