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Social Media to Help Make a Difference

Nov 30, 2012

Area residents are invited to use cell phone technology and social media to help make a difference this holiday season during Community Financial Credit Union's "Warming Hearts & Homes" program.

Community Financial announced the program today, which will contribute $30,000 to local nonprofit organizations that help people in need stay warm through the winter.

The program, running from Dec. 3 through Dec. 21, encourages people to:

-- Like Community Financial on Facebook at

-- Tweet Community Financial using "#CFCUWarms" or

-- Text "CFCUwarms" to 70 000 on their cell phone.

Each week, Community Financial will donate $25 for every Like, Tweet or Text, to The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW), local food pantries or the Salvation Army's Coats For Kids Program, up to $10,000 each.

"Engaging our members and area residents through these digital platforms allows them to participate with us in a new way to help make the holiday season brighter for those in need," said Bill Lawton, Community Financial president/CEO. "We are committed to supporting our communities and hope residents in the area help us and join in."

For more information on Warming Hearts & Homes and other Community Financial information, visit

Source: Copyright PRNewswire 2012

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