(BEND OR)  The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) National Awards Committee recently selected the recipients of the 2014 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The awards were selected among the winning entries at a regional level. Mid Oregon Credit Union received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service honorable mention for their Pay it Forward initiative. Mid Oregon executives and directors were in attendance to receive the award at the 2015 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington DC this month.

Dora Maxwell was an original signer of CUNA’s constitution and a tireless organizer of hundreds of credit unions throughout the United States. She also developed volunteer organizer clubs and worked diligently with organizations on behalf of the poor. The Maxwell Awards are presented to credit unions for outstanding social responsibility projects in their communities.

Pay it Forward supports local people and projects that deserve recognition for doing good things in the community. Mid Oregon partners with CoEnergy Propane and News Channel 21 to give honorees $500 and press coverage for their good works. “We are honored to be recognized by CUNA for our 2014 Dora Maxwell entry, ‘Pay It Forward’,” said Kyle Frick, Mid Oregon’s vice president of marketing. “Our collaboration with the local NBC affiliate, KTVZ News Channel 21, has allowed us to shine a spotlight on great things people are doing in our community and facilitate additional support through awareness of their actions. With the help of our partner sponsors in the media, we are able to amplify a positive message that resonates in our communities, and fuels ideas and actions for even more positive outcomes.”