Credit union spreads awareness

LIHUE — If the storm system Ana comes through and devastates communities, neighbors become important, acting as eyes, ears, and watchdogs of neighboring homes.

Kauai Police Department Sergeant Rod Green was talking about an extreme scenario of the Neighborhood Watch Program Tuesday morning at the Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union.

“This appearance and discussion is part of the International Credit Union Week observance,” said Lisa Murphy Alison of KGEFCU. “We started Monday with the Kauai Fire Department teaching people how to use fire extinguishers and speaking on fire prevention.”

KGEFCU will host a bake sale today to benefit the Kauai United Way and will have the county’s recycling people available to discuss and answer questions on recycling.

Thursday, the recognized International Credit Union Day, Alison said KCEFCU will be hosting a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until the food runs out.

All of the other credit unions are having their own respective ICU Day celebrations, Thursday as well, Alison said.

Additionally, in line with the “Local Service, Global Good” theme, all of the credit unions are participating in a food drive which will benefit the Kauai Independent Food Bank through the close of business, Oct. 24.

“This year’s theme champions the credit union model by shining light on the industry’s support of charity causes at the local, national and international levels,” said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO.

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