During Crisis, Mississippi Credit Unions Continue to Provide Essential Financial Services, Implement Assistance Programs Jackson, MS, April 7, 2020 – The credit unions of Mississippi are open for business. They remain strong during this health crisis and have taken the steps necessary to continue to provide essential financial services. To support the nation's public health efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus, credit unions have modified their operations to accommodate enhanced sanitization measures and social distancing strategies. Still, they are maintaining consumer access to vital financial services through extended drive-thru and call center hours and a wide array of remote and [...]
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Call for final 2019 CU4Kids Contributions 12/30/19 -- If your credit union raised money this year to benefit Credit Unions for Kids and you have not yet submitted those funds, please do so NOW! Credit Unions for Kids in Mississippi benefits the Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson, a Children's Miracle Network hospital serving Mississippi's children. Submit your Credit Unions for Kids contribution: When to submit: Now! Make payable to Batson Children's Hospital Memo line: Credit Unions for Kids Mail to the attention of Jennifer Hospodor, Public Affairs/Batson Children's Hospital/UMC, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 [...]
MS credit union volunteer, employee, affected by December 16 tornadoes On Monday, December 16, 2019, Howard Austin, chairman of the board at Vickswood FCU (Redwood, MS), was at his home near Mize, MS, watching a television station's live weather coverage of the severe storm outbreak that was moving across the state, when the weather radar indicated a tornado heading his way. "I heard it coming, and then everything outside went white," Austin explained. "I grabbed my little dog and ran to the bathroom and wedged us between the toilet and the wall." The roof came off first, then all the [...]
MS CU's host financial reality fair at Congressman Thompson's event Each October, Congressman Bennie G. Thompson hosts a College and Career Fair in Greenville. The event offers students a chance to learn more about jobs and higher education opportunities. Mississippi credit unions are proud to be a part of the event, hosting a Financial Reality Fair to give students an interactive opportunity to learn about budgeting and managing money in the real world. Students are given a worksheet at the beginning of the fair, on which they are assigned various educational levels (High School, College, etc.), a family situation, and [...]
LEAD MS plans October 14th 'Day of Service' On Monday, October 14, members of 2019 LEAD Mississippi will hit their communities to spread kindness and lead by example to demonstrate how credit unions put their ‘people helping people’ philosophy to action. LEAD, Leaders Engaging in Action & Development, is a program specifically aimed at the development of Mississippi’s young credit union professionals as future credit union leaders. “We (the board of directors for LEAD) wanted to showcase the credit union difference on a statewide level," said LEAD MS Chair-elect Christian Hartley, Keesler FCU. "Credit unions here in Mississippi are [...]