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Credit union lets Maugansville students use coin counter for Humane Society fundraiser

July 09, 2012
  • In April, to help students from Maugansville Elementary School and their teachers, Patriot Federal Credit Union let them use the credit union's coin counter for free to add up their fundraising efforts to benefit the Washington County Humane Society. The teachers are, from left, Cortney Wade and Angeline Beal. The students are, from left, Rachel Hebb, Hayden Sweeney, Adam Hebb and Cooper Sweeney.
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MAUGANSVILLE — In late April, the students at Maugansville Elementary School counted their pennies, nickels and dimes that they raised for the Humane Society of Washington County  at Patriot Federal Credit Union.

For their community service project, the students raised $307.89 and Patriot let the students use the credit union’s coin counter for free to add up their fundraising efforts.

For one week, Maugansville Elementary teachers posted photos of their pets and the students voted for the cutest pet by putting money in envelopes under each photo. 

The pets were not labeled by the owner’s name, so no one knew who owned each pet.

“It was fun to have the kids use our coin counter and to see their pride in having collected over $300 for helping the animals at the Washington County Humane Society,” said Sareen Hebb, assistant branch manager at the North Pointe branch of Patriot Federal Credit Union in Hagerstown. “The teachers and students obviously have a big heart for animals and we’re happy to help.”

The credit union was established in 1965 as a nonprofit financial cooperative, democratically owned and run by its members.  The credit union has grown into a $435 million financial institution serving Franklin and Fulton Counties, Pa., the Borough of Shippensburg, Pa., and Washington County.

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