Friday, July 31, 2015

Credit Union ONE Walks for Life to Support Organ and Tissue Donation


Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE (CUONE) was a proud sponsor of the 18th Annual Gift of Life Walk/Run benefiting the Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP). The event, which included a 5K and 10K race as well as a 5K walk, was held at Belle Isle State Park on July 25, 2015.

Credit Union ONE employees and their friends and families
participated in the 18th Annual Gift of Life Walk/Run. 
For the third consecutive year, CUONE employees and their friends and families participated in the event and joined MOTTEP in celebrating those who have given the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

“The Life Walk is such an inspiration. It’s both heart-warming and humbling to hear the experiences of so many people who have been affected by an organ or tissue donation,” said John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations for CUONE. “Our credit union is honored to support MOTTEP and their great cause.” 

MOTTEP works year-round within communities to create awareness, promote education, and encourage individuals to consider becoming an organ donor.  The organization places a special emphasis on education in minority communities where there is traditionally lower donor participation.

MOTTEP’s Gift of Life Walk/Run is Michigan’s largest event promoting organ and tissue donation. This year’s event raised more than $75,000 and brought together a diverse group of attendees, incuding organ donors’ families, transplant recipients, medical professionals, politicians, corporate partners, and other community members.

“The Life Walk/Run is an experience that brings all our transplant partners to the communities that we serve everyday to fulfill our mission,” said Remonia Chapman, Program Director of Gift of Life MOTTEP, “We’re working to maximize organ and tissue donation for transplantation through innovative programs and exceptional service. Gift of Life MOTTEP mobilizes our message…one step at a time.”

Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for more than seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATMs nationwide, serving 120,000 members, with twenty offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook



Friday, July 24, 2015

Credit Union ONE Hosts Branch Tour for Summer Campers

Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE helped a group of day campers meet one of their summer goals by hosting a tour of the credit union’s West Bloomfield branch on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. 

Members of the Jewish Community Center’s Teens All Together program, located in West Bloomfield, wanted to visit a financial institution and learn more about its daily operations. The Teens All Together program is tailored for teens and young adults with special needs and focuses on vocational training, life skills, and community experiences.

Teens All Together camp counselors (L to R) Wesley Pomroy, Victoria Martinez,
and Heather Belkadi helped guide the tour with Credit Union ONE 
Vice President of Community Relations John Kozich (second from left). 
“Credit Union ONE is always seeking the chance to encourage financial literacy, especially at a young age,” John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations for Credit Union ONE, said.

Credit Union ONE staff, including Kozich and branch manager Ruth Reed, led 25 campers and counselors on a tour of the office. During the 45-minute tour, staff led a discussion about the different aspects of running a financial institution and explained credit unions and their roles within the community.

“Our Teens All Together participants really enjoyed the tour,” said Nichole Shotwell, Special Needs Director for the Jewish Community Center. “They deeply appreciated the kindness that was shown to them.”  




Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for more than seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATMs nationwide, serving 120,000 members, with twenty offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Credit Union ONE sponsors Beaumont Health Walk for Miracles

Credit Union ONE Walk for Miracles Team
Ferndale, Michigan - Recently, Beaumont Health held their inaugural Walk for Miracles supporting Beaumont Children's Hospital on June 6th at the Detroit Zoo.
 
Credit Union ONE was proud to be a corporate sponsor as employees, family and friends came together to support Beaumont Children’s Hospital and Children's Miracle Network.  

This walk is sure to grow, with more than $50,000 raised, and over 875 walkers participating. Every dollar raised directly benefits Beaumont Children’s Hospital patients and families.

Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 120,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook.

Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org.

 

 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Credit Union ONE awards 2015 Scholarships

(Top to Bottom) 2015 William G. Coyne Memorial Credit Union ONE Scholarship Recipients:  James Cook of Beverly Hills, Kameron Dunbar of Detroit, Jack Vowles of Berkley, Veronika Dubravec of Rockford, Madelyne Luddy of Royal Oak, Regan Ora of Caledonia, Kevin Schwarz of Troy, Natanie Anilovich of Walled Lake, and Sierra Wangler of Royal Oak
Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE has announced the William G. Coyne Memorial Credit Union ONE Scholarship Awards for 2015. This year nine recipients were selected to receive scholarships totaling $10,000 to begin their studies. 

The William G. Coyne Memorial Credit Union ONE Scholarship Program was created realizing the investment of both finances and planning by the credit union to help their student members in their endeavors to further their education after high school.

Graduating high school senior James Cook of Beverly Hills was awarded $2,000; while Kameron Dunbar of Detroit, Jack Vowles of Berkley, Veronika Dubravec of Rockford, Madelyne Luddy of Royal Oak, Regan Ora of Caledonia,  Kevin Schwarz of Troy, Natanie Anilovich of Walled Lake, and Sierra Wangler of Royal Oak were all awarded $1,000.  Recipients were selected based on exemplary academics, community service and written essays.

“As a community based member-owned organization, we are proud of these young people and are pleased to be able to give back to our student members to assist in their successes,” said Paul Stuart, Credit Union ONE Chairman of the Board.

Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 120,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook.

Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org.

Credit Union ONE members take advantage of Ferndale document shredding day


Credit Union ONE Member Sandra Harl

Ferndale, Michigan – When important information gets into the wrong hands it can be devastating for those affected.

In an effort to help their members and the community at large, Credit Union ONE held a document shredding day at their Ferndale location on Saturday, May 30, 2015. More than 2,500 pounds of confidential personal and business documents were shredded on-site at the event.
 
Documents containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, account information, financial records or personal data, can be stolen and used to open lines of credit, use existing credit cards or to falsify personal information. Shredding documents that contain private information can protect individuals and businesses from fraudulent use of confidential data.
 
"Thanks to the help of Credit Union ONE I was able to purge my closet, giving me much needed space," said Credit Union ONE member Sandra Harl.
 
In addition to the success of the shredding event, generous members donated over $218 to support the Children’s Miracle Network while at the event.
  
Credit Union ONE Member Regina Chalmers
“Every year Credit Union ONE provides this valuable service for our members as a safe and convenient way to dispose of unneeded paperwork," said John Kozich, Vice President of Community Relations for Credit Union ONE.

Working closely with Shred Corp., the industry-leading company that donated their time and equipment to provide secure on-site shredding services, Credit Union ONE coordinated the three-hour event for their members. The shredded paper waste collected was taken away for recycling into paper towel.
 
 Credit Union ONE member Regina Chalmers said, "Document shred days are great for the community, and I am glad that I am a member of a credit union that provides this type of service."
 
Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy-five years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 30,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 120,000 members, with eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to cuone.org or "like us" on Facebook.
 
Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org