FernCare President Ann Heler said, “As we move into our permanent space, we are extremely grateful to Credit Union ONE. We would not be here, at 459 E. Nine Mile, if they had not supported the free clinic project with their offer to us to consider one of their properties as the clinic site and then work with us to make that a reality. The clinic site is another example of Credit Union ONE’s policy of being a good neighbor in the communities they are part of. The individuals we have worked with at the credit union really made us smile…..their enthusiasm for the clinic often matched ours!”
In a fanfare of festivities, the Clinic will officially cut the ribbon and welcome the community to celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, October 8, 2011. Events will get underway at 10:00 a.m. beginning with a ribbon cutting, followed by speakers, including: Congressman Sander Levin, Credit Union ONE President/CEO Gary Moody, Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter, and FernCare President Ann Heler. An open house will continue throughout the day for the community.
According to Gary Moody, President/CEO of Credit Union ONE, “Supporting a non-profit community organization is a natural fit for us. The shared values of people helping people make FernCare and Credit Union ONE perfect partners. Having a permanent home is the final step in the opening chapter of what is a great story of community spirit, perseverance, and good people doing good works. We are pleased to be a small part of what is already an important and valuable community asset, especially in this time of such great need for health care services.”
Credit Union ONE, headquartered in Ferndale Michigan for over seventy years, offers a wide array of financial services and access to over 28,000 ATM’s nationwide, serving 106,000 members, with nineteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to http://www.cuone.org
Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224, Judi_Desilets@cuone.org