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Wednesday, July 24, 2013  
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Greenwood Municipal FCU Marketing Coordinator Samantha Byrd (center left) and WSSL 100.5 FM morning personality Bill Ellis (center right) greet two lunch recipients to Rick’s Uptown.
GREENWOOD (7/24/13) — Several credit unions from around the Upstate joined forces on Monday, July 22 to"Unite for Goodand make a difference once again. The Credit Unions of South Carolina offered a free lunch to the first two dozen people that showed up at Rick's Uptown Cafeteria in Greenwood, SC.

"This is a follow up from our MADTAG great gas giveaway earlier this year," said Vickie Hastings, CEO of Greenwood Municipal Federal Credit Union, one of more than 40 credit unions participating in this event.

"MADTAG is a program supported by credit unions all over South Carolina to help make a difference in the communities we serve, and prompt others to join us in doing the same," Hastings continued.

WSSL 100.5 FM morning personality Bill Ellis joined the credit unions to help spread the credit union message to those that were the recipients of the surprise free lunch. A recap of the event was broadcasted on the TuesdayJuly 23rd edition of "Ellis and Bradley in the Morning," with video interviews from the event being posted on the radio station website.

The Credit Unions of South Carolina have launched a Facebook page, encouraging people to submit examples of people who have done good deeds for them. For more information on the MADTAG initiative, visit Real time updates are also being provided via twitter @MADTAGSC.