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Altura Assists Salvation Army in Fulfilling Christmas Wishes

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(Riverside, Calif.) Jan. 9, 2018 – Altura Credit Union employees helped fulfill Christmas wishes of more than 300 local families in crisis this holiday season through The Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree holiday program.

“In addition to fulfilling 50 Christmas wishes through our own Angel Tree, Altura was especially honored to host ‘distribution day’ for 300 Riverside area families served through the Salvation Army program,” said Tina Covington, Altura Vice President, Sales and Business Development. “This program is really special to our employees. In addition to their donations, 30 of them volunteered at the distribution center.

“We provided space for the Salvation Army to organize the toys for the children where their parents could pick them up in time for Christmas,” Covington added. “It was truly an honor working with The Salvation Army and other volunteers who care so much for the children in our communities,” Covington added.

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Altura Credit Union staff, in Altura T-shirts, deliver employee donations to The Salvation Army for its Angel Tree holiday program in Riverside, Calif. Altura also hosted “distribution day” for parents to pick up the Angel Tree gifts from throughout area before Christmas.

Over 1,000 Gift Cards Handed Out To Altura Members

In the week of October 15-19, Altura celebrated its Member Appreciation Days at all 13 branches by offering Members special treats and randomly passing out $5 gift cards. Each branch had a 100 gift cards and handed them out along with a Thank You Card.

Altura Donates $600,000 to ‘The Cheech’

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Helping Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry
Meet Key Fundraising Deadline

(Riverside, Calif.) June 11, 2018 – Altura Credit Union made a $600,000 donation to the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry of the Riverside Art Museum last week, helping the project meet a key fundraising deadline. Actor, comedian and renowned art collector Cheech Marin was on hand to accept the donation from Altura CEO Jennifer Binkley at a gathering of donors and supporters at the credit union’s downtown Riverside branch.

“The Cheech,” a term coined by Marin himself, will be a permanent home for Marin’s more than 700 works of Chicano art, including paintings, sculptures and photography, making it the most prominent collection of its kind in the U.S.

Best known as part of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong, Marin said, “I am so excited to see how Altura Credit Union is stepping up to help bring my collection and celebration of this art here to a permanent home in Riverside. It is the support from both private and public donors that is making this vision come to life, and the truth is, this is only the beginning.”

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