Self-Help Apopka Grand Opening Continues Legacy of Community Trust BUILDING DESIGN CHOSEN BY CREDIT UNION MEMBERS Feb 11, 2019 What: Self-Help Credit Union (self-help.org) unveils its brand new Apopka branch located at 667 W. Orange Blossom Trail with a host of grand opening festivities - including giveaways and refreshments on Friday, February 22, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: 667 W Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32712 When: Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST February 11, 2019 — Self-Help CU (Self-Help) members in Apopka, FL have a brand new branch to call home. They even got to choose the new building design. “We wanted our members to have a say in the look and feel of the branch, be part of the process and proud of the results,” explains Adelcio Lugo, Self-Help regional director. “Credit unions belong to their members and we hope this unveiling will create excitement and set bright expectations for the future.” “Members were super excited about the project,” states Geannina Hiraldo, Self-Help Credit Union Apopka branch manager. “They really took ownership of the effort and were thrilled about the prospect of better access and new services – including a drive-through ATM. One member even stopped by every day to see the building’s progress.” There were three options to choose from. Voting took two months. The final design was developed by Dunn and Dalton Architects, a North Carolina based firm known for “functional, aesthetically pleasing, and cost-effective design solutions,” as well as for being “flexible in their approach to design.” Self-Help Credit Union, Apopka, formerly Community Trust Federal Credit Union, has a long history in Central Florida. The credit union began serving the Apopka community on South Park Avenue in 1986. It was started as a way to help seasonal and migrant farm workers by four determined nuns from the order of Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur based in Orlando. The miracles they began continue to this day. A video documenting its history will also premiere at the event. “The new Apopka branch marks a new chapter in transformative community work for Self-Help in Central Florida and continues the Community Trust’s legacy of deep local impact,” Hiraldo continues. “Our partnership allows us to expand services to meet the needs of our members.” Self-Help Credit Union is part of the Center for Community Self-Help (Self-Help), a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 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 150,000 people in California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin. More information about Self-Help Credit Union can be found at self-help.org. ### Jenny Shields, Director of Media Relations, Center for Community Self-Help | Phone: 919.794.6798 | Cell: 919.695.2037 | Email: Jenny.Shields@self-help.org Related Images 2019 News Releases 12/17/19 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces Merger with Turbine Federal Credit Union 11/04/19 - Free 'Know Your Rights' Event for People with Disabilities 10/14/19 - Self-Help Federal, Fresno, Grand Reopening 10/11/19 - Self-Help Credit Union is coming to Raleigh 09/19/19 - Affordable housing loan fund launches in Durham 08/13/19 - Trump Administration’s New “Public Charge” Rule Could Harm Low-Income Immigrants 07/29/19 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2019 Scholarship Winners 07/15/19 - Grand Opening Celebration Self-Help Credit Union, Charlotte 04/01/19 - Self-Help Offers Scholarships for Students Who Give Back To Our Community 03/27/19 - Imagine: the future of homegrown entrepreneurship 03/25/19 - March 30: Grand Opening, Angier Business and Children’s Center 02/11/19 - Self-Help Apopka Grand Opening Continues Legacy of Community Trust 02/11/19 - Free Disability Rights, Assistive Technology Event in Asheville, Feb 27 2/11/19 - Free Disability Rights, Assistive Technology Event in Morganton, Feb 26 01/31/19 - Black History, Black Entrepreneurship: Couple Launches Independent Pharmacy in Historic East Durham 01/24/19 - National Baptist Convention Embarks on National Campaign 01/14/19 - Self-Help Offers Hardship Loans to Furloughed Federal Employees 2018 News Releases 12/13/18 - New Video Explores Legacy of Bakersfield Credit Union First Founded by Cesar Chavez 09/25/18 - CommunityWorks Federal Credit Union Joins Self-Help To Benefit Members, CommunityTo Benefit Members, Community 08/24/18 - The MacArthur Foundation invests in Seaway, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union 08/07/18 - Newell Named President of Seaway, a Division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union 05/23/18 - Self-Help Credit Union, Mangum Street Grand Rededication (Durham) 2017 News Releases 09/19/17 - Self-Help Announces Third Annual "Bringing It Home" Conference in Asheville, NC 06/29/17 - In Senate Committee Hearing, CRL Lays Out Consumer Plan For GSE, Housing Finance Reform 06/13/17 - Florida’s Jax Metro Credit Union Merges with Self-Help Credit Union effective June 1 03/13/17 - Self-Help to Acquire Selected Branches of Former Seaway Bank in Chicago 2016 News Releases 09/13/16 - Family Federal Credit Union in Wilmington, CA Merges with Self-Help Federal Credit Union 07/13/16 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2016 Education Scholarships Winners 06/27/16 - Self-Help Announces DTC-eligible Term Certificates for SRI Investors 04/19/16 - Revolution Mill Media Event on Major New Tenant Thursday April 21, 8.30 am 04/14/16 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces 2016 Community Education Scholarships 04/13/16 - Self-Help Credit Union and Greater Piedmont Credit Union Announce Merger 03/10/16 - Lease Signing Ceremony Tuesday, 3pm March 14 between Renaissance Community Co-op and Self-Help 02/23/16 - Study: Self-Help “Fresh Start” Product Improves Credit Scores 02/03/16 - Florida’s Community Trust Federal Credit Union Merges with Self-Help Federal Credit Union 2015 News Releases 12/02/15 - CDFIs Craft3, Self-Help Complete Second On-Bill Repayment (OBR) Loan Sale 11/19/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Report: Racial Disparities in Marijuana Enforcement Undercut Durham Progress 11/17/15 - Grand Opening Thursday for Fresno’s Self-Help Federal Credit Union Branch 10/14/15 - Revolution Mill Hosting Media Tour Tuesday, October 20 at 10 am 10/01/15 - Self-Help’s Choice Community Credit Union Adopting Self-Help Credit Union Name 09/15/15 - National Cooperative Bank, Self-Help Federal Credit Union Team Up to Finance Los Angeles’ With Love Market & Café 09/14/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Hosts Brevard Branch Open House 08/24/15 - Self-Help Closes $4.6 Million Loan to Minneapolis’ Eastside Food Co-Op 08/17/15 - Statement on Julian Bond’s Passing by Self-Help CEO Martin Eakes 08/06/15 - Self-Help Credit Union “Adopt a Backpack” Drive Up and Running 07/28/15 - Self-Help Ventures Fund Ramps Up Construction On 45-Acre Revolution Mill SIte 07/14/15 - Self-Help Ventures Fund Ramps Up Construction on 45-Acre Revolution Mill Site 07/09/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Announces Education Scholarships Winners 06/11/15 - Renaissance Shops Groundbreaking Tuesday, June 16 at 10:30 am 04/09/15 - Durham Co-op Market Ribbon Cutting at 2pm Saturday 03/17/15 - Grocers on Wheels, Self-Help Credit Union Borrower, in Durham Today! 02/13/15 - Self-Help Credit Union Hosting New Economy Conference on March 18th About Self-Help Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. 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.