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Press Release January 3, 2013


Laura Woods

1st Financial Federal Credit Union Provides Christmas For Local Family

January 3, 2013 - 1st Financial Federal Credit Union located in St. Charles, Hazelwood, downtown St. Louis, and Wentzville, MO partnered with the Crisis Nursery to sponsor a needy family this holiday season.

Each year the Crisis Nursery has more families in our own community to help as unemployment is high and more families struggle to make ends meet. While much-needed government assistance helps out some of these families financially, organizations like the Crisis Nursery and their Adopt A Family program helps to lift spirits while providing a Christmas to a much needy family.

This year 1st Financial was excited to adopt a local family with two special needs children. The employees of 1st Financial donated toys, clothes, cash, cleaning supplies and personal care items. Through the donations, the family was provided all of the items they had requested as well as $450 in gift cards.


"It's an amazing gift for us to know that we have helped a neighbor in our community during their time of struggle." stated Dusty Stroh, the Systems Analyst from 1st Financial who spearheaded the event. She went on to say "Many of us at 1st Financial Federal Credit Union consider adopting a family as the best part of this holiday season every single year. It is gratifying to sacrifice not only for our own families, but also for those around us who are just trying to make ends meet."

1st Financial Federal Credit Union continues to implement the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People" every day in surrounding communities.

About 1st Financial Federal Credit Union

1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. 1st Financial Federal Credit Union was chartered on September 3, 1968 as District 837 Credit Union by the International Association of Machinist members employed by McDonnell Douglas. Today, with over 30,000 members and $210 million in assets, 1st Financial is a full service financial institution dedicated to helping our members achieve their financial dreams. For over 40 years 1st Financial has provided members with a full line of dependable financial products and services which returns profits to the members in the form of lower rates on loans and higher savings yields. The cooperative nature of credit unions enables us to provide products and services at very reasonable rates.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or regularly conduct business in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. 1st Financial is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization committed to providing quality services to the membership while demonstrating safe and sound business practices. Deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Government.


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