For Immediate Release
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PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Community Financial Credit Union celebrates another successful season of the Warming Hearts & Homes charitable campaign.
Through Warming Hearts and Homes, Community Financial chose several non-profit organizations to receive a donation with the help of their social media fans. For December 2013, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), local food pantries and The Salvation Army Coats for Kids Program each received a portion of $30,000 that was earmarked for Warming Hearts and Homes.
Community Financial chose non-profit organizations that make a difference in children’s lives across northern Michigan.
The Salvation Army Coats for Kids Program has provided warm coats and snow gear to children in need since 2004 in northern Michigan. THAW helps over 20,000 children in their efforts to provide energy assistance to low-income families throughout Michigan. Funds received by THAW help Michigan families keep their utilities on. Other donations from Warming Hearts and Homes went directly to food pantries around northern Michigan, feeding those who need assistance during the winter months.
Surveys from Michigan residents illustrate that over recent years, the number of people forced to choose between paying for food and utilities has increased. When families have to make decisions between paying for food and heat, the ability to purchase a warm coat just isn’t there. With an exceptionally chilly 2013-2014 winter season, Community Financial wanted to help eliminate the choice for families across Michigan, and donate to all three causes.
“I can’t imagine going through the polar vortex, or winter storm Hercules without a warm coat,” said team member Kent Nordin. “I’m proud to be a team member of such a giving credit union.”
Community Financial is proud to be an advocate for warmth and to provide resources to help eliminate hunger in Michigan this winter season.
About Community Financial Credit Union
Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, membership in Community Financial Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in 23 Michigan counties. With more than 50,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at eight branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more complete membership information, visit www.cfcu.org or call (877) 937-2328.