Southwest 66 CU Committed to Helping Hispanic Families Build Wealth
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:45 AM

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 (FARMERS BRANCH, Texas) – Maurillio Gardea could have opened an account anywhere, but he chose Southwest 66 CU, one of the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s (Cornerstone) newest Juntos Avanzamos credit unions.

“I joined because I was new to credit and wanted to do it right,” says Gardea. “The loan officers took the time to help me build a path that I could follow to better my credit. In just six months I saw my score increase by 25 points. I feel like family and enjoy doing business with Southwest 66.”

The “Juntos Avanzamos” or “Together We Advance” designation is awarded by Cornerstone to credit unions that have successfully completed a rigorous application process that confirms they have the capacity, commitment, and compassion to serve the financial needs of Hispanic families. Cornerstone officials will present Southwest 66 CU with a Juntos Avanzamos flag Oct. 24.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Members of the media and area credit unions are invited to accompany Southwest 66 CU leaders for a press conference and flag raising ceremony:

DATE/TIME: Thursday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.
LOCATION: Southwest 66 CU
4041 E. 52nd Street
Odessa, Texas 79762

SPECIAL GUEST: Rep. Tyron D. Lewis, District 81

Being a part of the Together We Advance “family” means that Southwest 66 CU offers top-quality services to Hispanic members. According to Southwest 66 CU CEO Sean Cahill, the credit union is currently or will soon offer:

  • Financial literacy in Spanish (Dave Ramsey) at local schools and churches
  • Family events like El Dia del Niño that provide free health checkups
  • Citizenship loans to support the financial process of becoming a U.S. Citizen
  • Affinity debit cards for Hispanic churches
  • Literature in Spanish
  • Telephone teller, call center, and website options in Spanish
PDF Southwest 66 CU Committed to Helping Hispanic Families Build Wealth -- Cornerstone Credit Union League to present Midland/Odessa-based credit union with 'Juntos Avanzamos' Flag Oct. 24