Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Credit Union ONE warmed by great enthusiasm

Credit Union ONE walkers joined with close to 1,100 other
walkers to assist those with heat-related emergencies

Ferndale, Michigan – A team of approximately 32 Credit Union ONE staff and family members walked this year in the 22nd Annual Walk for Warmth which was held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.

The Walk for Warmth is an annual event that raises funds and promotes awareness of the emergency needs of low-income people. All funds raised benefit those who face heat-related emergencies during Michigan’s harsh winters.

This was a milestone for Credit Union ONE, participating in the event for the last five years.

“We are extremely pleased that our team of walkers has grown so much over the past year,” said John Kozich, Executive Director of Community Relations for Credit Union ONE. Our staff is very enthusiastic about this very worthwhile cause and looks forward to participating each year.

Collectively, Credit Union ONE contributed over $600 to the Walk for Warmth, which included walker pledges and a corporate donation made on behalf of everyone that walked.

In 2011, over 524 families and 778 individuals were assisted by the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) with funds from Walk for Warmth, and the need is even greater this year. As always, 100 percent of all proceeds go back into the community.

Although the final numbers have not been received by OLHSA yet for this event, over $84,000 has already been collected, with more coming in daily.

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 eighteen offices in three major metropolitan areas, including Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. For more information go to or "like us" on Facebook

Contact Judi Desilets, Director of Public Relations for Credit Union ONE, 248-584-5224,