FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 20, 2010
WASHINGTON — NAFCU Services Corporation (www.nafcu.org/nafcuservices) today announced the winners of "The Great Credit Union Contest" powered by the credit union locator website, CULookup.com. The month-long contest launched in early June asked credit union members to submit short written or video essays explaining why their credit union is great. The contest received over 1,000 entries from members of nearly 100 credit unions across the country. There were 51 prizes awarded in all."We were overwhelmed by the stories that showed an immense gratitude for the service and support members have received from their credit unions, oftentimes under very difficult circumstances," said David Frankil, president of NAFCU Services Corporation. "Credit union after credit union stepped up to help members in times of need. The entries crystallize the true ‘people helping people’ attitude that credit unions embody, and that their members clearly recognize and appreciate."One of the winning entries came from a poem written by a 70-year member of GFA Federal Credit Union. It told the story of the credit union’s important role throughout the member’s life, concluding with, "The GFA has been with me from my beginning until my end; it is more than a neighborhood institution, it is truly a blessing and a friend."The two grand prize winners of a $500 Discover® gift card are members of GFA Federal Credit Union and COMSTAR Federal Credit Union. Four secondary prizes of a $250 Discover gift card were awarded to members of Robins Federal Credit Union, Greater Metro Federal Credit Union, Lafayette Federal Credit Union, and NAPUS Federal Credit Union.NAFCU Services Corporation will post winning entries on CULookup.com as testimonials to help further promote the benefits of credit unions to consumers.About NAFCU Services CorporationNAFCU Services Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU). Since 1975, NAFCU Services has partnered with the industry’s leading solutions providers to offer value-added products and services at a discount to credit unions. Currently, it offers 28 Preferred Partner programs to the credit union community and maintains the credit union locator website CULookup.com. For more information about NAFCU Services Corporation, please visit www.nafcu.org/nafcuservices.