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First People's rewards MASD

MEYERSDALE - School closures and pandemics cannot and did not stop the continued support demonstrated by one area business to the Meyersdale Area School District. First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union once again presented a check in the amount of $750 to the Meyersdale Area High School  on behalf of their SwipeBoost debit card program on December 8. 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. 


“The Swipe Boost program with First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union is an opportunity for the Meyersdale Area School District to partner with businesses in our community to make school-community connections.  On behalf of our school district, I want to thank everyone at First Peoples for their generosity, support, and the monetary donation to our school.  We look forward to a continued partnership with the First Peoples organization as we both do our best to provide our students with a quality education,” added John Wiltrout, Meyersdale Area High School Principal.