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"People Helping People" to Celebrate International Credit Union Day

Central New York Credit Unions, Home HeadQuarters Landscape City Home

Syracuse, NY – On Thursday, October 18, 2007, a coalition of Central New York Credit Unions, including Cooperative Federal, landscaped a home in Syracuse’s Eastside neighborhood to commemorate International Credit Union Day. The building is home to an extended family of refugees saving up to purchase the house, which is currently managed by Home HeadQuarters, Inc.

The Landscaping Party was held on Thursday, October 18th. The home is located at 301 South Beech Street, Syracuse, NY 13210 (on the corner of East Fayette).

“The credit union movement shares an ideal of ‘People Helping People.’ This cooperative effort by local credit unions is just one example of our philosophy in action,” said Ron Ehrenreich, President of the Central New York Chapter of the New York State Credit Union League.

Credit Union Day is the culmination of International Credit Union Week, a celebration of 46,000 Credit Unions worldwide and the “people helping people” philosophy embraced by their staff, volunteers, and members. Credit Unions are nonprofit, financial service cooperatives that are owned by their members and provide fair banking services to people of modest means. With democratic governance and a policy of reinvesting within their memberships, credit unions are recognized globally as effective agents of economic empowerment.

Home HeadQuarters, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing and stabilizing neighborhoods in Central New York. Home HeadQuarters partners with credit unions and other organizations to make first-time homeownership a reality for low- and moderate-income families in Syracuse and Central New York.

For additional information about Central New York Credit Unions or the CNY Credit Unions Landscaping Party, contact Ron Ehrenreich at (315) 471-1116 ext. 201 or For information about credit unions and to find NY credit unions you can join, log on to Learn more about Home HeadQuarters at

Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA Cooperative Federal is an Equal Housing Lender
Cooperative Federal is an equal housing lender
Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA