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Redwood Credit Union Races to Support Local Nonprofits

Three teams of employees from Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently participated in Human Race events held in Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino counties. A total of 130 volunteers from RCU, including employees, family and friends walked or ran in the races, raising funds for a variety of local nonprofits. In addition to voluntary support and the Credit Union’s corporate sponsorships, RCU staff collected monetary pledges and donations, bringing RCU’s collective contributions to over $24,000.
 
Sponsored by local volunteer centers, the Human Race invites participants to collect pledges and walk or run a 3K or 10K course to raise money for the local nonprofit of their choice. RCU's Ukiah Branch raised/donated $5,000 to the Mendocino County Human Race, which resulted in the RCU team being recognized as the highest fundraising team for the event. 
 
The Sonoma County RCU team carried star shaped balloon bouquets, celebrating this year’s “A Time to Soar” theme. The Credit Union’s mascot, Reddy the Redwood, accompanied the walking teams at all three races, pausing to pose for photos and offer supportive “high-fives” to walkers and runners along the way. 
 
“Redwood Credit Union is always excited to participate in the Human Race each year, as it brings such strong support from all over the community,” said Mishel Kaufman, RCU Senior Vice President and team captain for the Credit Union's Human Race efforts. “Although RCU supports and participates in numerous fundraising events throughout the year, the Human Race is unique in that it allows our staff to raise funds for whichever nonprofit they are truly passionate about.”
 
RCU demonstrates their commitment to the communities they serve through volunteerism, fundraising and donations, sponsorships, leadership on nonprofit boards, providing free financial literacy programs and more. 
 
About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit Union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has more than $2.3 billion in assets and serves over 232,000 Members with 18 full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.

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