DCCU Wins Three First Place Virginia Credit Union League Awards
Contact: Steve Landes
Community Relations Coordinator
WAYNESBORO, VA: DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) recently won three first place community service awards sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union League (VACUL) for the very first time. This is only the second time that a Virginia credit union has won all three awards in the same year.
“We are pleased that the work our staff members do each and every day has been recognized by the Virginia Credit Union League with these three first place awards,” said Gerald B. Hershey, DCCU President/CEO. “The credit union philosophy of “People-Helping-People” is something that the management and staff of DCCU work hard to demonstrate to our members and our community.”
The Credit Union won first place honors for the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action, Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award, and the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award. All three awards are sponsored by VACUL and Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
DCCU was honored with the Louise Herring Award for free workshops it offered to the public on home buying in today’s market. The workshops provided information on the home loan process, evaluating different types of mortgage loans, and how to work with realtors. The competition honors credit unions for their practical application of the “People-Helping-People” philosophy.
The Credit Union was recognized with the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for several innovative financial education initiatives, and for having reached 6,470 students with lessons on personal finance basics. The competition honors credit unions for their commitment to teaching personal finance basics to young people.
DCCU was also honored with the state Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award for its work with homeless shelters in Staunton, Harrisonburg and Shenandoah County, including a donation of over $10,361 to support the work of the three shelters. The competition honors credit unions for their involvement in community projects and activities.
DCCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative and was founded in 1959. The Credit Union currently has over 59,000 members, and over $781 million in assets. DCCU operates nine branches in the Central Shenandoah Valley region. For more information visit our website at www.mydccu.com.