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SwipeBoost nets $750

MEYERSDALE - First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union presented a check in the amount of $750 to the Meyersdale Area High School  on behalf of their SwipeBoost debit card program on January 13. The SwipeBoost program earns money for the District each time a cardholder “Swipes” their Red Raiders debit card to make a purchase. The SwipeBoost program was implemented in 2008 and the Red Raider card was created in 2014.

According to Holly Rugg, Meyersdale Branch Manager, the SwipeBoost! Program coincides with the Credit Union Charter to meet the financial needs of members and its local communities by giving back.

“With the Meyersdale Red Raider logo Visa Debit Card, First Peoples will make a donation to your organization based on the number of qualifying transactions conducted by cardholders with your branded card.  More cards equals more usage and that equals a bigger donation,” Rugg explained. “Pride in our community is beyond compare! Have a hand in generating funds for your school or organization just by using your debit card - something everyone uses! Our SwipeBoost! program enables schools and organizations to raise funds without selling anything. The more "credit" transactions made with a logo debit card, the more money that school or organization will receive.”

The Meyersdale Area School District is among 25 schools and non-profit organizations that participate in the SwipeBoost program. Current First Peoples members will have the option to replace their existing debit cards with a school or organizations’ logo at no cost. 

“It is always a pleasure to establish school-community partnerships such as the SwipeBoost program through First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union.  The financial reward as well as the business connection benefits the students and the school community,” added John Wiltrout, Meyersdale Area High School Principal. “This is a win-win situation and I would like to thank First Peoples for allowing our school district to be part of the SwipeBoost program.”