"I may be 1 in 100 million members, but my credit union treats me like I'm #1 every time!," wrote Brianne from Edina, Minn. "I am confident that I am making the best financial choices for my family and that we are part of a larger community of consumers who want to make a difference in this world!"
Wis. (7/10/14)--The newly constructed Membership Map on the Credit Union National Association's 100 million membership campaign website is beginning to fill up with the faces of credit union members from throughout the country.
Credit union members are showing "what 100 million looks like" by sending selfies of themselves and corresponding credit union stories to www.americascreditunions.org, as part of a campaign to highlight the industry's milestone of reaching 100 million memberships, a feat it expects to achieve later this summer.
To see how many selfies each state has collected, access the Membership Map by clicking on the red menu tab on the main page of the site, clicking on an individual state, and then on the "Other Credit Union Members From This State" link. Use the resource links to either access the full map or to submit a selfie.
"My credit union helped me build my credit with a share-secured loan when I was 18 and now I have my first car loan!" wrote Morgana, from Hunersville, N.C. "I also like their free debit card and Vacation, Holiday & Back-to-School savings clubs."
In addition to the pages full of faces, those who access the interactive map also will stumble upon interesting facts about each state--facts that of course relate back to the number 100 million.
Click on California and find out the world's tallest tree, a 369-foot California Redwood, would need to be stacked on top of itself 271,000 times in order to equal 100 million feet.
Click on Illinois and discover that Illinois' 12 million acres of cornfields would need to be expanded eight-fold to cover 100 million acres.
The website also features news and a full gallery of all the selfies that have been submitted. Check back often to see how many selfies have been posted from your state--and to see your own.