Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Today we celebrate International Credit Union Day! Credit unions are educating their members today, more than ever, about all the ways their credit union can help them become more financially empowered. Credit unions also have a huge impact on their communities and they provide support to many charities and organizations. It’s important for credit unions to bring awareness to their members and community by letting them know how they can get more involved and make a difference. It’s not just your local credit unions celebrating this day, either! Did you know that there are credit unions all over the WORLD celebrating today? (Hence, “International” Credit Union Day!) There’s actually an organization that helps to develop credit unions all over the world; it’s the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)! It’s important to have an organization like this because they help provide financial services to areas spanning the globe that need financial independance and empowerment. Did you know there are credit unions in some of the world’s most remote and poverty-stricken areas? It’s amazing to me that there are organizations out there dedicated to providing something so beneficial and positive to people who need it most! If you are a credit union member, make sure to stop by your local branch or office and join in today’s celebration! Talk to the associates and find out about some of the products and services that you might not know about. I’ll bet that you can find a product or service that will help save you time, money and even add some convenience to your life! (Plus, this is the best time to switch to a credit union if you have been using a bank!) Credit unions are here for you! So, help us celebrate and share some credit union love! PS~ If you’re a member at ELGA Credit Union, make sure to stop by one of our locations today for treats and goodies! We love our members! And if you aren’t already a member at ELGA- we’d love for you to join our credit union family today! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL CREDIT UNION DAY!