Scott CU to Sponsor NCCS Charity Run in Edwardsville
Collinsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union recently presented a check for $1,000 to representatives from the National Children’s Cancer Society to sponsor this fall’s NCCS Charity Run to be held Sept. 22 at SIUE.
The event will feature a 5K run with medals being awarded for first, second, and third place in several age categories.
Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Lauren Hoefert presented the $1,000 check to NCCS Development Manager Tricia Collins.
“This is another opportunity for us to support our community and the people who live here,” Hoefert said. “We feel that it is important that we do what we can to help this very worthy cause. We are very happy to be able to help raise money to support the work that NCCS does in our area.”
For more information about the NCCS 5K Charity Run Presented by Scott Credit Union, visit the National Children’s Cancer Society web site at www.thenccs.org/5Kcharityrun.
Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $200,000 and its employees volunteered over 2,200 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2011.
“We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Hoefert noted. “Supporting our communities is very important to us.”
The credit union has increased its community involvement in the past few years while also increasing its efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.
“We want people in the area to know more about the value of doing business with a credit union,” she added. “That is why we have focused our time on educating area residents about Scott Credit Union. One of the big ways we’ve done that is through our community involvement.”
Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in an 17 county area, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, and Jackson counties. Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Mo., also can open accounts with SCU. Additionally, anyone active or retired military also can have accounts with Scott Credit Union.
Scott Credit Union currently has 15 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Cahokia, Waterloo, Highland, Caseyville, West Belleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Troy and East Alton.
For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit www.scu.org, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.