USACU Staff Volunteer at JOIN

A press release

PORTLAND, OR. — With Portland rental housing prices increasing at over 6 times the rate of fixed income raises, a downtown Portland credit union stepped up to help a local organization in its mission to provide solutions for the city’s homeless and housing-challenged population.

Staff and family members from USAgencies Credit Union spent Saturday, October 17 sorting donated clothing and organizing winter shelter supplies at JOIN, a Southeast Portland-based non-profit that serves the city’s homeless population. While JOIN works to find permanent housing for the homeless, it also provides critical short term services such as showers, mail pick-up, blankets, socks and other cold weather gear. JOIN serves an average of 200 people each week.

“We’re lucky to have USAgencies as a partner in the fight to end homelessness,” said Sydney Linden, JOIN Development Manager.

“Unfortunately, the economy hasn’t recovered in Portland like it has some areas of the country,” Linden continued, noting that many families could be just one unforeseen expense away from homelessness.

USAgencies CU’s day of “giving back” coincided with International Credit Union Day, celebrated worldwide each October to recognize the community impact of credit unions, which are member owned cooperatives.

In addition to contributing a day of labor to JOIN, USAgencies CU in partnership with Enterprise Car Sales, collected cash and warm socks during a six-week long campaign.

“In the credit union community, we live the people helping people philosophy. It was rewarding, on International Credit Union Day to help JOIN prepare for the coming winter by collecting goods that they need and helping them to organize their resources,” said Jim Lumpkin, President and CEO of USAgencies CU.

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Tip of the Week : Shop Stress Free

Enterprise Car Sales Tip of the Week

Stress-Free Car Shopping: Buying a car is a large purchase and it can be stressful for people. That’s why it is important to do your research and seek out some assistance when needed.

Enterprise Car Sales can help prepare you for what to expect, assist in your search, and USAgencies can help get you the right financing options for your next purchase.

Our Partnership with Enterprise Car Sales:

When we pick a partner, we only pick the ones who align with our philosophies. Enterprise does just that! They have the interests of members as their priority, each and every day.

Learn more about Enterprise and what you can expect when you shop with this trusted, used car expert.

Feet of Fall Car Sale:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

Learn more about the sale and how we’re giving back to JOIN in the process.

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

JOIN : Annual Blueberry Adventure

What JOIN does:

From over 20 years of doing this work, JOIN recognizes that homelessness is isolating and alienating, and that people who move back into permanent housing often have trouble re-building community. 

JOIN strives to combat this isolation by offering numerous opportunities every month for newly housed people to visit scenic areas, attend activities and classes, volunteer, and re-build healthy peer networks.

Annual Blueberry Adventure:

Every year, one of JOIN’s long-time volunteers invites a group of 50 JOIN friends to her blueberry farm in Hood River. 

JOIN friends spend the day picking blueberries, playing in the pool, and enjoying the clean mountain air.

Support JOIN – Feet of Fall Campaign:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

As part of the sale this year, we’re giving back. Here’s how:

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

Tip of the Week : Variety is Essential

Enterprise Car Sales Tip of the Week

Variety is Essential: Enterprise has over 6,000 vehicles in inventory nationwide. Which means they have a great selection, great prices, and great vehicles to offer their customers.

Our Partnership with Enterprise Car Sales:

When we pick a partner, we only pick the ones who align with our philosophies. Enterprise does just that! They have the interests of members as their priority, each and every day.

Learn more about Enterprise and what you can expect when you shop with this trusted, used car expert.

Feet of Fall Car Sale:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

Learn more about the sale and how we’re giving back to JOIN in the process.

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

JOIN : words from Sheila

About JOIN:

JOIN has received 8 consecutive 4-Star Ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most respected charity evaluator.

This places JOIN in the top 1% of charities rated in terms of sound fiscal policy and management.

JOIN’s model is incredibly cost-effective, with lower per-day costs than shelter and less positive responses to homelessness like jail and emergency hospital stays.

Words from Sheila:

“Having our own place has been amazing. We’re so grateful to JOIN for letting us have our own space, where we are free to wake up early for work, or sleep in if we want to.”

“Last night I was up until midnight watching Golden Girls! It’s nice to have people in your corner who want you to do well and give you the opportunity to succeed.”

“He’s been working a ton and paying our own way for a while now, but we wouldn’t be here without that initial boost at the beginning.”

– Sheila. Animal rescuer, Lucille Ball fan, and grandmother.

Support JOIN – Feet of Fall Campaign:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

As part of the sale this year, we’re giving back. Here’s how:

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

JOIN : Sarge’s Story

What JOIN does:

Veterans make up 12% of the total street population in Multnomah County. Multnomah County is committed to ending Veteran’s Homelessness, and in service to this goal, have established a robust set of partners and resources to meet the needs of our former service men and women who are sleeping on the streets of our community. 

JOIN is a key partner in this effort. JOIN will continue to do, as we have always done, engage homeless Veterans and help them transition into permanent stable housing.

Sarge’s Story:

Sarge is an Army National Guard Veteran who retired under honorable circumstances after 20 years of service to his country. Without the structure of the Army, he struggled to live well and became homeless, as so many Vets do. 

Sarge was homeless for 20 years when he met one of JOIN’s Outreach Workers and was able to transition back inside.

Support JOIN – Feet of Fall Campaign:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

As part of the sale this year, we’re giving back. Here’s how:

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

USACU Honored with Two Regional Awards

A press release from the Northwest Credit Union Association

We are honored to accept these first place awards in our asset category and are especially excited that they will go on to be judged nationally later this year. Hats off to our staff and members for the support of these efforts.

A special thanks to our partners Enterprise Car Sales and SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) for the collaboration on the “Drive Into Reading” Campaign.

October 9th, 2015

USAgencies Credit Union Wins Awards at Regional Association Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Northwest Credit Union Association presented USAgencies Credit Union with two prestigious awards at its annual Amplify Convention Awards Banquet last night.

USAgencies Credit Union won a Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award for the work its staff has done to support their local community. Dora Maxwell was an early leader of the credit union movement. This award is given to credit unions that significantly improve the lives of members and non-members through community outreach. USAgencies’ staff members have given 100 volunteer hours serving more than 1,400 people and raising $10,500 to support various causes. In particular, the credit union used its social media presence and worked with its business partners to raise $3,000 to purchase books for young children.

The credit union also received a Desjardins Adult Financial Education award for its Feast and Forum program, in which staff members visit businesses to provide financial fitness programming during Financial Planning Month and Financial Literacy Month. The award is named after Alphonse Desjardins, who founded the first credit unions in the United States and Canada and who pioneered youth savings clubs and in-school banks.

Find out more about USAgencies Credit Union at usacu.org.

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 160 of Oregon and Washington’s credit unions and their 5.2 million members. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest credit union movement, providing legislative, regulatory and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking support and business solutions to credit unions. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.