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    January 31, 2017

    GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,113.34 in the month of
    January to benefit the local scouts. The funds were split with $556.67 going to the Girl
    Scouts of Southern Illinois and $556.67 going to the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy
    Scouts of America.
    In an ongoing effort to support the local community, GCS employees participate
    in Jeans Days each month. In exchange for a donation of $15 or more, employees are
    allowed to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of January.
    The GCS Credit Union donation will go towards helping start new scout units,
    recruiting youth, leader trainings, camps, purchasing new equipment, events, liability
    insurance, innovating new STEM programming, and much more. STEM programming
    introduces every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help
    scouts to see how they can improve the world—whether they're discovering how a car's
    engine runs, learning to manage finances, or caring for animals.
    Laura Roach, Boy Scouts of America District Executive, stated “This donation will
    help us purchase much needed equipment. Scouting is significantly supported and made
    possible by the organizations and individuals in our communities, like GCS Credit Union,
    who want to ensure quality youth character education programming here where we work
    and live.”
    To learn more about the 1.9 million girls and 800,000 volunteers who believe girls
    can change the world, visit girlscouts.org. To learn about the 2.3 million boys and
    960,000 volunteers who help boys be Prepared. For Life.®, please visit scouting.org.
    To find out more about GCS, visit myGCScu.com.
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    Founded in 1941 out of a single office in Granite City, GCS Credit Union now serves members at
    eight conveniently located branches across Southwestern Illinois. GCS offers convenient options
    for checking and savings accounts as well as personal, auto, and home equity loans. Members
    can also stay up to date on their finances 24/7 through numerous ATM locations, a telephone
    audio response system, PCU online banking, mobile app, and by visiting myGCScu.com.
    Sarah Gebke, Community Relations Representative
    618-797-7993 ext 3668