For Immediate Release
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March 03, 2009
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
pMarketing@azstcu.org

Arizona State Credit Union Launches New Website HelpingAZ.com

Helping State Employees and Others Impacted by Arizona's Ravaged Economy

PHOENIX, Ariz.- Arizona State Credit Union announced today that they have launched the first ever social media website, HelpingAZ.com designed to assist Arizona State Employees, University Employees and others who have been impacted by the economy, layoffs and furloughs.

HelpingAZ.com will serve as a forum allowing open dialogue in an effort to foster community building. People will be able to share leads for current job openings and opportunities as well as find links to beneficial resources based on visitor postings. Other tools will include up-to-date state budget information, unemployment benefit information, money saving tips and financial assistance, all developed by active online community participants.

"Since 1951 our founding philosophy has been that we will be a strong community leader, with a commitment to help our members and those in need, during good times and bad times," said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "The Credit Union created HelpinAZ.com to help build a strong community of people helping people -we invite you to join, become involved and take action."

By creating HelpingAZ.com, Arizona State Credit Union continues a tradition of reaching out to the people of Arizona with forward thinking and innovative tools for weathering the current economic climate. In addition, the Credit Union developed custom online financial assistance programs to help State and University employees through budget cuts and free financial assistance programs available to all members.

About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full service not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 133,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service has helped the Credit Union become a three time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona, three time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.

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