CU 4 A Cause Wraps Up 2011 And Announces Local Non-Profit Organization Partners For 2012

FROM: Diana Huff, AVP of Marketing
PHONE: 503.366.6314

CU 4 A CAUSE wrapped up a very successful first year. CU 4 A CAUSE was established by St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union (SHCU) earlier in 2011 to benefit non-profit organizations in Columbia County, Oregon. The four non-profit organizations that benefit from funds raised are: Columbia County Women’s Resource Center; The Amani Center; Relay for Life of Columbia County Oregon; and Columbia Pacific Food Bank.

Through combined fundraising efforts held at all SHCU locations and a family event held in June 2011, CU 4 A CAUSE raised over $5600 for the four non-profit organizations. In addition to the fundraising campaigns, 364 pounds of food was collected for the Food Bank, and CU 4 A CAUSE teams held additional fundraising events to raise funds for their non-profit organization. “St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union is proud to employ such a generous and giving group of people” says Jeff Schwarz President / CEO of SHCU. In 2011 SHCU employees volunteered 824 hours for CU 4 A CAUSE fundraising events and in the communities they live and work in.

At the check presentation ceremony, Jeff Schwarz announced to the 2011 CU 4 A CAUSE non-profit organizations that they would be sponsored again for 2012. A selection process will be introduced in the third quarter of 2012 to select the four non-profit organizations sponsored by CU 4 A CAUSE in 2013. “A successful community outreach program such as CU 4 A CAUSE would not be possible without the support of community businesses and the generous people of Columbia County. Thank you to all who contributed in 2011 and we look forward to another successful year in 2012” comments Jeff Schwarz. Rachael Barry-Dame, Executive Director for Columbia County Women’s Resource Center quotes “The efforts of CU 4 A Cause have made a big difference for CCWRC and the families we serve.  SHCU is an outstanding community partner.”

St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union (SHCU) has been serving Columbia County residents and businesses since 1938. SHCU is headquartered in St. Helens, Oregon, and has branches in Rainier, St. Helens, and Scappoose. For more information about CU 4 A CAUSE visit For more information about SHCU, call our toll-free number 1.800.275.6434 or visit our website at

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