Emporia State Federal Credit Union employees spent part of Wednesday afternoon "Making a Difference" for area residents.
Employees parked themselves at the Kwik Shop at 12th and Merchant, handing out $25 gift cards to the first 100 consumers as part of International Credit Unions Month. Marketing director Susie LeGault says it's all about helping people.
Last October, credit unions including ESFCU handed out over $15,000 worth of free gas. This year, credit unions will hand out some $23,000 across the state.
Credit unions statewide also held an event in May called "It's On Us," where institutions bought coffee and meals for residents. More events are being planned for next year already.
Information from KVOE Program Director Scott Hayes was used in this report.