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Honoring John Hervey Wheeler

By Anthony Scott
  | Oct 15, 2019

Photos of ceremony to name a Durham federal building after John Hervey Wheeler

On October 15, John Hervey Wheeler, was honored for dedicating his life to bringing economic opportunity to generations of African Americans. In a ceremony attended by a number of local dignitaries, a federal building in downtown Durham, NC, was officially named in his honor.

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Reflections on the Recent Climate Strikes: Hope and Action

By Melissa Malkin-Weber, Sustainability Director - Self-Help Credit Union
  | Oct 03, 2019

Climate - house on fire

In late September, young people across the globe led a series of climate strikes, also known as the Global Week for Future. These actions represented the largest environmental protests that the world has ever seen. Self-Help's Sustainability Director, Melissa Malkin-Weber, describes the day and offers her reflections.

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United Services CU: A Family History

  | Sep 19, 2019

USCU sign photoWhen Self-Help merged with United Services Credit Union in Asheville six years ago, we were excited to be partnering with a credit union that had a mission similar to ours. We were also impressed with United Service’s long history of dedicated service to its members.

To help preserve that history, we’ve created a short (7 minute) video about the history of United Services. We invite you to watch it here: United Services: Building Credit, Building Lives.

The many credit unions that came together to become United Services have roots in a number of different cities and industries. Although we couldn’t cover all of this rich history in one video, we’re glad to share a bit of the family history in this post!

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Credit Union Resources for Members Affected by Hurricanes

By staff
  | Sep 06, 2019

Small child with umbrella

Many of our members live in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian or other storms this season. We at Self-Help Credit Union are taking all measures to continue our service to you. 
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Self-Help Credit Union Renews its Commitment to Charlotte, NC

By staff
  | Aug 01, 2019

Ribbon cutting at Self-Help CU's Grand Opening in Charlotte

The Grand Opening of a new branch in Charlotte, NC was a day to celebrate Self-Help’s CU longstanding commitment to families seeking greater economic opportunity in the Charlotte area. Thanks to everyone who came out and made us feel so welcome!

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Breaking Barriers and Building Coalitions: Thoughts from Andrea Harris

By staff
  | Jul 15, 2019

Photo of Andrea Harris

Andrea Harris is a person who doesn’t like silos—or, for that matter, any box or barrier that limits people. Throughout her career, she has refused to be deterred by obstacles and has been guided by her vision of what should be. Her life has been dedicated to hands-on help and shoe-leather advocacy for families of limited means. She has worked on behalf of the very young and the very old. She has worked for families in urban and rural areas. She has befriended people with all kinds of backgrounds and beliefs, and she has brought them together.

Now we at Self-Help Credit Union are fortunate that she has brought her many talents to us.

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Announcing Self-Help Credit Union's 2019 Scholars

By staff
  | Jun 26, 2019

Photos of SHCU scholarship winners

They have all kinds of aspirations, from helping people with disabilities to video editing and singing. They come from many different locations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. All of them have a proven record of service or leadership in their communities. And each of them received $1,000 from Self-Help Credit Union as they pursue vocational school or college.

Congratulations, Self-Help Scholars! Read more to see all of this year’s winners.

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Editorial in Washington Examiner: “Don’t Gut Payday Loan Protections”

By Staff
  | Jun 12, 2019

Payday logo

“Soul-crushing.” “A hole you can’t get out of.” “A living hell.” These descriptions are from borrowers who have been trapped in payday loans. In an op ed that appeared in the Washington Examiner, Diane Standaert of the Center for Responsible Lending makes the case for keeping sensible payday lending rules.

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A New Charlotte Branch, Testimony in D.C. and More: Our Latest News

By staff
  | May 06, 2019

Self-Help Credit Union has lots of recent news: a new branch opened in Charlotte, NC; the Center for Responsible Lending testified before a Congressional committee on payday lending and other small consumer loans; and we were out and about for Earth Day and other community events. Read all about it here. 

Self-Help staffers volunteer for Community Urban AgriNomics on Earth Day.

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