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Credit Union Picks Up The Tab For Hundreds Of Good Deeds, Small Favors; Sets Aside Thousands To Assist Three "Neediest" Cases
WESTBURY, N.Y., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- That cup of coffee in Commack? It's on us. That tank of gas in Greenvale? We'll take care of it. That meal in Massapequa? Let us get that for you. All summer, NEFCU will "Pay It Forward" by picking up the tab, doing a good deed or lending a helping hand to unsuspecting Long Islanders.
The credit union's munificence is the centerpiece of its "Pay It Forward Fridays" program that will occur every Friday in various towns throughout Long Island. From July 11 to September 19, the Long Island credit union will send out local branch employees into the community to buy total strangers lunch, or pay for their train ticket, or carry their groceries to the car.
In addition to the weekly good deeds and generous acts, NEFCU will help three Long Islanders in need by providing them up to $1,500 in assistance. NEFCU is asking Long Islanders to help it find those three people who would benefit most from the larger donations by nominating someone at www.mynefcu.org.
"Each week, we'll be looking to bring a smile to hundreds of Long Islanders' faces and show them the power of 'paying it forward,'" said Edward Paternostro, president of NEFCU. "This is an exciting program for everybody involved as we go deep into the community - and deep into our pockets - to bring a little happiness and assistance to our neighbors."
The program kicks off July11 in Commack, with NEFCU employees looking for opportunities to "Pay It Forward," such as bringing meals to a senior center, providing balls to children in parks, or buying a late-running commuter a train ticket.
NEFCU's "Pay It Forward Fridays" team will also be handing passers-by $5 bills in the hope that they, too, will use the money to brighten someone's life.
Following the Commack debut, the promotion moves to the following communities on successive Fridays: Valley Stream, Syosset, Massapequa, Franklin Square, Wantagh, Rockville Centre, Greenvale, New Hyde Park, Westbury and Plainview.
"We'll be looking to do so many little things that make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, but in three instances this summer, we hope to provide a little hope for those who could use a helping hand or some assistance amidst some difficult times," said Mr. Paternostro.
NEFCU, one of Long Island's leading not-for-profit full-service financial institutions, proudly offers its affordable banking services to all Long Islanders. With over $2 billion in assets and over 160,000 members, NEFCU is headquartered in Westbury, NY, and has branches and a shared branch network throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
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