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AMOCO Federal Credit Union Practices Local Service, Global Good
Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 AM

The leadership and employees at AMOCO Federal Credit Union in Texas City, Texas, can pack a lot of good into one week. Last week, they took on breast cancer awareness, International Credit Union Day, and adoptions for shelter pets.

Breast Cancer Awareness

AMOCO Breast Cancer AwarenessIn honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AMOCO hosted a mammogram event at their Texas City branch with The Rose on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

The Rose is a nonprofit breast cancer organization that provides mammography screening, diagnosis, access to treatment, and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay. For every three insured women screened, The Rose covers the cost for one of them.

At the AMOCO event—where everything was pink!—22 women were screened. Tears flowed when five of them learned that AMOCO was paying for their screening. This was a development made possible from donations by AMOCO and the sale of pink ribbons by AMOCO tellers. Goodies, food, and drinks were provided to all of the women who participated.

One out of eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, which is why getting checked is crucial. Early detection saves lives. AMOCO's event inspired the women to get tested annually and look forward to next year's event.

International Credit Union Day

On Thursday, Oct. 16, Galveston County's chapter of credit unions, Credit Union Sense, united to celebrate International Credit Union Day at their respective branches and later convened for their second annual Political Meet and Greet and to spread the word about the credit union difference.

The Meet and Greet took place at La Brisa Mexican Restaurant, which provided snacks to participants, and all of the local credit unions in Galveston County were able to meet and greet their city officials.

Credit Union Sense also sponsored a silent auction for the chapter.

Adoption Day

AMOCO Pet Shelter DayLast but not least, Friday, Oct. 17, was adoption day for the League City Animal Shelter, and AMOCO was there to help orphaned pets—some of whom had been languishing for months without families and homes.

Nine AMOCO volunteers dedicated a full day to playing, walking, and cleaning animal kennels. In addition to providing volunteers, AMOCO covered all of the adoption fees for the day. Pretty Pets Mobile Grooming came out and groomed 10 pooches so they could be ready for adoption.

In all, 40 pets found new homes. Event coordinators said the turnout was amazing, and the overwhelming number of adoptions was the most the shelter had seen in one day.

League City Mayor Tim Paulissen joined the day's festivities and had a photo shoot with a shelter dog named Baxter, who also ended up getting adopted.

"This event was absolutely amazing," said AMOCO VP of Culture and Communications Tina Foster. "I love that we can extend our services beyond our membership. We make a difference every day, and it's exciting for us to be doing the same for animals."

AMOCO thanks the League City Animal Shelter for letting them come out, Pretty Pets Mobile Grooming for getting the pets presentable for adoption, and most importantly, the families that adopted the pets.