Community Challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2013

Northern Hills Federal Credit Union challenges community for a 2nd year
Community Challenge returns after doubling original savings goal

(STURGIS, S.D.) – Northern Hills Federal Credit Union is posing a challenge to community members for a second year: save one million dollars in loan interest and help local charities.

Northern Hills Federal Credit Union wants to help community members save a combined total of one million dollars in loan interest between now and the end of the year. The Second Annual Community Challenge aims to not only save individuals money, but bring money back to the community. When the community has saved a million dollars in loan interest, Northern Hills Federal Credit Union will donate a total of $7,000 to five local charities.

This is the Second Annual Community Challenge. Last year the community saved over $1 million dollars in loan interest through this initiative, and a total of $6,000 was donated to three participating charities.

“We are very excited about bringing back the Community Challenge. The support we got from the community last year was overwhelming. We were even able to double our original savings goal of $500,000,” Cindy Griffin, CEO of Northern Hills Federal Credit Union, said.

Charities involved this year include Northern Hills Area CASA Program, Spearfish Community Pantry, Front Porch Coalition, Crisis Intervention Shelter Service, Inc., and Autism Society of the Black Hills. Community members can vote for the charity they would like to receive the largest donation at www.MyCUSaves.org, or after refinancing a loan with Northern Hills Federal.

“With every loan made at Northern Hills Federal, we try to build member-centric relationships and always keep the members’ goals in mind,” Griffin said. “We have several ways for members to save loan interest and can help consumers find the perfect fit for them. With a full line of mortgage products, debt consolidation and vehicle loans, our professional loan staff can help members achieve their financial dreams,” Griffin added.

For more information on the Community Challenge or to get involved, visit www.MyCUSaves.org.

About Northern Hills Federal Credit Union
Northern Hills Federal Credit Union, chartered in 1950, is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving persons who live in, work in, worship in, volunteer in or attend school in Meade, Butte, Lawrence and Pennington counties.

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