Northridge Community Credit Union kicks off this years Chain of Hearts fundraiser January 16th, 2018. This fundraiser benefits Minnesota and western Wisconsin’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Gillette not only treats kids with disabilities and complex medical conditions in all Minnesota counties, but also treats kids from 40 of the 50 states and 12 countries.
The mission is to help patients and their families improve health, achieve greater wellbeing and enjoy life. This encompasses the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’. This years’ money goes towards Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Children.
Credit Unions for Kids is a collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues, and business partners engaged in fundraising activities to benefit Children’s Miracle Network affiliated hospitals. All money raised through Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids program supports Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, helping kids with disabilities and chronic conditions. Gillette is based in St. Paul, with clinics located in Minnetonka, New Brighton and Duluth.
Project Elf is a program at Mesabi East where a group of high school students raise money through donations to help less fortunate families within our school district have a brighter holiday season. With the funds raised, the students hope for items on a list of “needs” and “wants” for each child provided by the parents. The program facilitator takes a small group of students to shop for the families. The students are given a budget and purchase the needs of the children first and then with the remaining funds they will get some of the wants on the list. The students do an amazing job of working with the budget they are given and making the decisions that will allow the budget to stretch, giving the children as much as possible. The value of this program is really two fold. We are able to help many of our students receive basic needs that they may have a Christmas time and it also teaches those who volunteer the importance of becoming involved in their community.
Project Elf is funded strictly through the generosity of various companies, civic organizations, church groups, and individuals in our communities in the form of monetary donations, gift items, food and other items needed. There is no overhead cost for this program and every donation received goes to the children. Project Elf has been successful by seeing the same students wanting to volunteer each year as well as many new students who want to get involved. Also, we have many who are repeat donors who give generously each year and continue to support this program to ensure its success. The greatest moment is when we have a past recipient become a donor to the program. There is no greater gift than to see it come full circle for some people!
Together, East Range Rotary and NorthRidge are matching every $1 up to $1000!! Donations are accepted at any NorthRidge location until December 15th!
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NorthRidge Community Credit Union is proud to announce the Grand Reopening of its Ely Branch on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin at 11:30 a.m. at the offices on 1321 E. Sheridan St.
The Ely office remodel and expansion, managed by Gruba Construction of Ely, is designed to serve NorthRidge’s growing membership.
We’d like to thank Log Cabin Coffee of Ely and the Ely Farmer’s Market for food, drink and prizes for the celebration, which continues through Friday. Prizes will include a handmade woven rug, honey, wild rice and more.
NorthRidge Community Credit Union is a progressive, family-oriented, member-owned and -operated financial organization offering financial security, a broad range of personalized financial services and competitive rates on savings and loans.
With offices in Ely, Virginia, Hoyt Lakes and Biwabik, NorthRidge serves members who live, work, or worship in St. Louis County, Lake County, or Itasca counties.
For more information go to nrccu.org.
NorthRidge hasn’t been notified that any members’ data was stolen, but Equifax is the primary credit reporting agency for the central United States. With so many Americans affected, it’s likely that some NorthRidge members’ information was compromised.
Hackers may have gotten access to the addresses, birth dates, driver’s license numbers and Social Security numbers of these individuals, which can then be used to apply for loans and credit cards, open banking accounts and more.
Check your file at Equifax
Officials are urging everyone to check a website set up by Equifax to see if their information was breached or not:
At the top of the Equifax page, a gray box reads “To enroll in complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring, click here.” The “here” link takes you to a page asking for your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Fill out the form as requested. Be advised that the site has been down recently due to the large volume of users.
Once confirmed, you can then sign up for TrustedID Premier, which provides free copies of your report, lets you “lock it to make fraud more difficult, scans the internet for your SSN and offers identity theft insurance. Note: some outlets have reported that signing up for such services waives your right to sue Equifax later. This is not accurate. Signing up does not waive your right to later sue in a dispute with Equifax over this breach.
You should also:
The Federal Trade Commission has written an article with additional advice for those who may have been affected by this breach:
As always, NorthRidge Community Credit Union will work hard to assure the security and safety of member accounts. We stand ready to assist any members who are negatively affected by this or other security breaches.
CEO/President, NorthRidge Community Credit Union
NorthRidge Community Credit Union has been honored with a 2017 Dora Maxwell Philosophy in Action Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), recognizes credit unions for their application of the credit union philosophy of ‘Serving the Underserved’.
NorthRidge was honored for the Relationship Lending program, which encourages staff to look past the credit score and to get to know the member and their unique situation. Credit unions who received the award have demonstrated the practical application of the credit union philosophy within the actual operations of the credit union.
Their winning entry will advance to the national competition, where it will compete with other projects from credit unions in other states that focus on enacting the credit union philosophy.
The award is named in honor of Louise Herring, an active supporter, organizer and champion of credit unions. She was the Ohio delegate to the 1934 national credit union conference in Estes Park, Colorado, where she signed the original constitution for a national credit union association. Herring believed that credit unions should work in a practical manner to better people’s lives. She saw the credit union as more than just a financial institution. In her own words, “The purpose of the credit union is to reform the financial system, so that everyone can have his place in the sun.”