Grand Opening Thursday for Fresno’s Self-Help Federal Credit Union Branch Fresno EOC Partnering with Credit Union to serve Low-Income Families Nov 17, 2015 Media Advisory Contacts: Micheline Savarin, Self-Help Federal, firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-572-2433 Joe Duran, Self-Help Federal, Jduran@self-helpfcu.org, 209-639-1790 Lynne Jones, Fresno EOC, email@example.com, 559-263-1011 What: Self-Help Federal Credit Union’s Fresno Branch Grand Opening! When: Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Where: Self-Help Federal branch, 5150 E. Kings Canyon Road, Fresno Why: Celebrate the branch’s Grand Opening! Fresno – Self-Help Federal Credit Union and Fresno EOC are hosting the Grand Opening of Self-Help’s Fresno branch this Thursday November 19 at 5:00 pm. The two groups have come together to provide Fresno residents a full service credit union focused on serving low-income and otherwise underserved residents. While over 80 banks and credit unions have Fresno offices, only four are located in southeast Fresno. By contrast, most of Fresno’s payday lenders are located in the southern half of the city. Self-Help Federal’s Fresno branch will help ensure that low-income families, people of color, and other underserved groups have a fair and affordable alternative to meet their banking needs. Event attendees will include: Martin Eakes, Self-Help Co-Founder and CEO Steve Zuckerman, Self-Help Federal President Joe Duran, Self-Help Federal Director, Fresno Brian Angus, Fresno EOC CEO Salam Nalia, Fresno CDFI CEO Dolores Huerta Vicente Sanchez, Mexican Consul Self-Help Federal Credit Union, chartered in 2008, has combined with eight credit unions serving diverse California communities in the Bay Area, Central Valley and Los Angeles. Now with more than 20 branches. Self-Help Federal offers a full range of financial products and services including personal, auto, mortgage and business loans, and a dynamic online and mobile banking system to support its account holders. For more information, please go to https://self-helpfcu.org/ and http://www.fresnoeoc.org. ### About Self-Help Federal Credit Union Self-Help Federal Credit Union, chartered in 2008, is part of the Self-Help family of community development organizations that have provided over $6.8 billion in financing to nearly 102,000 families, individuals and businesses since 1980. Self-Help Federal has merged with eight credit unions serving diverse California communities in the Bay Area, Central Valley and Los Angeles and, operates over 20 California branches. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves 130,000 families in North Carolina, California and Chicago and offers a full range of financial products and services. Learn more about Self-Help Federal at https://self-helpfcu.org/. About Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission (Fresno EOC) Celebrating 50 years, Fresno EOC, a private, nonprofit organization, provides opportunities and resources to low-income Fresno County residents. Fresno EOC offers over 30 comprehensive community-based programs that empower individuals to thrive as healthy, self-sufficient and contributing members of our communities. 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Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $8.5 billion in financing to 150,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization for the Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations, which includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending.