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July 14, 2015 15:37 ET

LBS Financial Celebrates 80th Anniversary With Summer Acts of Kindness

LBS Financial Credit Union, the Greater Long Beach Area's Renowned Credit Union of Choice, Is Celebrating Its 80th Anniversary With a Summer Filled With Acts of Kindness, Positively Influencing the Community Through Employees' Volunteer-Based Actions and Sponsorships

LONG BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - The credit union's 80th anniversary will take place September 13th, after a summer of embracing the community in its "Summer Acts of Kindness" series, with community sponsorships, beach cleanups, a pet vaccination and microchip clinic, sock donation to the Long Beach Rescue Mission and more.

"LBS Financial is proud of its years of excellence and is excited to celebrate by giving back to the community that helped it become what it is today, with over 100,000 Members and over $1.1 billion in assets," said LBS Financial President Jeffrey Napper. "We have always worked to build trust and compassion among our Members, which consists of local school employees, business employees and residents. What better way to thank the people who have helped LBS Financial flourish over the last 80 years than by contributing to organizations promoting positive and inspirational causes?"

LBS Financial kicked off its Summer Acts of Kindness as one of the sponsors of the ABC Unified School District Foundation's Fun Run/Walk & Wellness Fair, which raised over $25,000 in net proceeds to assist teachers and children in need with the resources they need to learn most effectively. With almost 1,000 5k and 2k participants, the event was the largest ABC Fun Run yet.

The credit union has been adding value to the neighborhood for 80 years and will continue this great tradition. With its Summer Acts of Kindness, LBS Financial is also sure to include activities that contribute to local schools, due to its initial founding as the Long Beach Schools Federal Credit Union.

Through such acts as a reusable bag donation to the Food for Kids organization, the adoption of three local schools, and its sponsorship of the ABC Unified School District's Fun Run/Walk & Wellness Fair, LBS Financial is thanking its original Membership. Sponsorship of a kayak trip with the Teacher's Association of Long Beach is also scheduled.

Notably, LBS Financial will sponsor a Pet Clinic at Scherer Park on July 16, in recognition of Long Beach's long history of being pet-friendly. In the spirit of caring for local animals, LBS Financial will ensure that the first 40 dogs or cats will be able to obtain free vaccinations and microchipping. The remaining pets will receive such services at a low cost, thanks to LBS Financial's sponsorship.

On July 20, LBS Financial will begin writing thank you letters to deployed American troops, through the nonprofit A Million Thanks. There will be a station set up at the branches where Members can take a few minutes to write words of encouragement and thank our troops. The nonprofit distributes the letters while also making soldiers' dreams come true through a donation fund.

A Coastal Cleanup with the El Dorado Nature Center has also been scheduled for September 19, underscoring LBS Financial's commitment to the environment. As part of the statewide Coastal Cleanup, the largest coastal clean-up in California, LBS Financial will participate along with El Dorado Nature Center, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Heal the Bay and other big organizations to clean up our coast.

The full list of remaining Summer Acts of Kindness events that LBS Financial employees will undertake include:

  1. July 16: Pet Clinic and Scherer Park, 4:00PM to 7:00PM.
  1. July 18: LBS Financial Beach Cleanup at Alamitos Beach, Long Beach.
  1. July 20: Thank You Letter Campaign to Deployed Soldiers via A Million Thanks.
  1. July 22: Reusable Bag Donations to the Food for Kids organization.
  1. July 29: Feeding the Homeless at the Long Beach Rescue Mission.
  1. August 1: Park Cleanup at El Dorado Park, Long Beach.
  1. August 21: Volunteering at Weingart Senior Center in Lakewood.
  1. August 28: Donation to the Women Shelter of Long Beach through an Employee Donation Box.
  1. September 10: Sock donation to LB Rescue Mission. LBS Financial is donating 480 pairs of new socks in various sizes for men and women.
  1. September 14: Adopt a School Week -- where LBS Financial donates supplies to three local schools in Long Beach, Bellflower and Cerritos.
  1. September 19: Coastal Cleanup with El Dorado Nature Center.

LBS Financial is proud to call this Southern California region home, and will do all it can to strengthen its community. It is LBS Financial's mission to continue adding value to the neighborhood.

LBS Financial was chartered in 1935 as Long Beach School District Employees Federal Credit Union. Created by Long Beach Unified School District and Long Beach City College employees, the Credit Union has grown over the years to not only include local school employees from several districts but also some local businesses and many local cities and counties where Members live or work. LBS Financial's vision is to make a difference in the lives of Members and business partners by building trust and showing compassion. The Credit Union has six branches across greater Long Beach and one in Orange County. It is part of the CO-OP network that provides nearly 30,000 fee-free ATMs and over 5,000 shared branches nationwide.

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