Jersey Shore FCU Awarded CardRates.com’s Editor’s Choice™ Award for Community Commitment

A recent article on CardRates.com spotlights Jersey Shore FCU’s humble beginnings involving a group of air traffic controllers approaching the New Jersey Credit Union League in 1962 to start an employee credit union at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center and how much the credit union has grown since then. A big part of its growth is its managers’ and individual staff’s support of local charities and promote awareness about the needs in the Shore, which earned the credit union CardRates.com’s Editor’s Choice™ Award for Community Commitment.

The mechanism enabling that support is the credit union’s Social Action Committee, the article points out, which combines monthly meetings with research and visits to local organizations to ensure the institution is giving with maximum impact. The Social Action Committee is headed by Board Chairman Jack Hickey and includes staff from various departments and one credit union member.

“We love doing what we do,” said Jeannie Straub, Social Action Committee Co-Chair. “Our primary focus is on helping disadvantaged children. We feel it’s just so important to reach out.”

The article goes on to highlight the credit union’s Kid-Friendly Food Drive, Tools for Schools drive, Financial Reality Fairs, multifaceted scholarship program, financial education seminars, and more.

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