CUSOs enter food drive challenge

NEW BRIGHTON, CT (October 30, 2013) — Three Credit Union Service Organizations (CUSO) are challenging each other in a month-long food drive to benefit their respective local food shelves. The employees of CU Alliance and CU Community will compete against those of CU Companies to donate the most goods. The winning team receives a pizza lunch from the losing team.

This is the ninth year for the food drive challenge between CU Alliance and CU Companies; however, it is the first year that CU Community joins the competition who will be partnering with CU Alliance to even the number of employees participating. This year, the competition runs from October 15 through November 22, 2013. Last year’s drive resulted in a total of 7,943 food items collected.

“Our organizations have been working in support of each other’s missions for several years,” said Brad Crandall, president and CEO of CU Companies. “This is a friendly competition in support of our local communities; we enjoy pushing each other, even on the local front.”

About the CUSOs
CU Alliance is the holding company for Credit Union Acceptance Company, LLC, Member Home Loan, CU Alliance Marketing, Member Auto Center, and Member Auto Sales.  CU Alliance is located in Houston, TX, and was established in 1998. It is a comprehensive provider of indirect lending, mortgage lending, car sales and car buying programs. CU Alliance services 150 credit unions in eight states.
CU Community is a wholly owned subsidiary of ORNL Federal Credit Union, a $1.5 billion credit union in Oak Ridge, TN. CU Community was formed in 2006 to help deliver secondary marketing experience to credit unions throughout Tennessee and currently serves over 20 credit unions in its footprint. Currently, CU Community and its parent, ORNL Credit Union, service over $1 billion in first
CU Companies was created in 1987 by three Minnesota credit unions looking to create economies of scale and offer a competitive mortgage product to their members. Their corporate office is located in New Brighton, MN.  CU Companies is now owned by 66 credit unions and services another 60 credit union throughout the Midwest. Since 1987, they expanded their business to five total units: Mortgage, Title, Realty, Investments, and Commercial Lending.

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