Redwood Credit Union Races to Support Local Non-Profits

RCU Contributes More Than $13,000 Through Tri-County Human Race Events

SANTA ROSA, CA (May 15, 2013) Three teams of employees from Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently participated in Human Race events held in Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino counties. A total of 137 volunteers from RCU, including employees, family and friends walked or ran in the races, raising funds for a variety of local non-profits. In addition to voluntary support and the Credit Union’s corporate sponsorships, RCU staff collected monetary donations, bringing RCU’s collective contributions to more than $13,000.

Sponsored by local volunteer centers, the Human Race invites participants to collect pledges and walk or run a 3K or 10K course to raise money for the local non-profit of their choice.

At the Sonoma County Race, the RCU team carried flower shaped balloon bouquets, celebrating this year’s “Bloom, Grow, Go” theme. The Credit Union’s mascot, Reddy the Redwood, accompanied the walking teams at all three races, pausing to pose for photos and offer supportive “high-fives” to walkers and runners along the way.

RCU employee James Withers from the San Rafael branch, placed first among runners in the Marin Human Race with a record-breaking time of 15.21 minutes.

“Redwood Credit Union is always excited to participate in the Human Race each year, as it brings such strong support from all over the community,” said Robin McKenzie, RCU Senior Vice President. “Although RCU supports and participates in numerous fundraising events throughout the year, the Human Race is unique in that it allows our staff to raise funds for whichever non-profit they are truly passionate about.”

RCU demonstrates their commitment to the communities they serve through volunteerism, fundraising and donations, sponsorships, leadership on non-profit boards, providing free financial literacy programs and more.

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative providing personal and business banking to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has more than $2.1 billion in assets and serves 225,000 Members with 18 full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit

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