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January 09, 2014
Local Contact: Amanda Barchilon
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone 602.467.4133

Arizona State Credit Union Receives Communitas Award for Yarnell Hill Fire Assistance

Credit Union's efforts to assist community members receives national recognition

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona State Credit Union was honored to receive a Communitas Award for its outstanding efforts to make a difference in Arizona communities.

The Credit Union was awarded Excellence in Community Service for its efforts during the Yarnell Hill Fire that impacted the Prescott community in 2013. The Credit Union held a donation drive to benefit the families of the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots, seven of whom were Credit Union members. The grand total collected during the month-long donation drive totaled $186,488.88, including a $20,000 matched contribution from the Credit Union. The Credit Union also provided emergency loan assistance services to members impacted by the fire, including the option to skip a payment on any loans without penalty and the ability to withdraw on share certificates with no early withdrawal fees.

“As a state financial cooperative, Arizona State Credit Union strives to support community members in their time of need,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “We feel it is our responsibility to ensure we meet the needs of our members in a fiscally sound manner, and we are humbled to receive this recognition from Communitas. We appreciate the efforts of our associates and community members who contributed their time and funds to aid those impacted during this difficult time.”

The Communitas Awards are presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) in order to recognize companies, organizations or individuals that donate time, effort or money to improve the communities in which they live or work.

About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.6 billion full-service, not-for-profit local financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona
State Credit Union for the organization’s commitment to meeting members needs with enhanced services and community outreach programs. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 locations across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a seven-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona and a five-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence™. 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