Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE was pleasantly pleased when they were selected as a first place 2012 Dora Maxwell Award State of Michigan recipient, but finding out they were selected as a national first place winner was just the icing on the cake!!
The credit union will be honored during an awards ceremony at the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference held in Washington, D.C. during the month of February 2013.
“This is a significant achievement and acknowledges that we are more than just a financial institution, said Gary Moody, president/ceo of Credit Union ONE. Our commitment to our communities is obvious with the savings and loans we provide to our members. However, to be given an award for action that is not for your members but for uninsured residents of your community is special and is something we are all proud of. Credit unions do amazing things in their communities. It is truly wonderful that Credit Union ONE’s efforts are considered the best in the nation.”
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award was created in 1987 and recognizes credit unions for the activities they coordinate that benefit the community or a specific charity. This award promotes social responsibility and action to support organizations not related to membership.
This year Credit Union ONE submitted an entry for their service to assist one of their community partners, FernCare. FernCare is a local, non-profit organization that provides health care services to the uninsured/underinsured. FernCare was faced with the lack of a permanent facility from which to serve its patients. Credit Union ONE became aware of this issue, and donated the use of an office building and equipment to FernCare to use for its free medical clinic. The donation resulted in FernCare reducing its’ operating expenses and created a permanent and expanded operations base from which it could provide critically needed medical care.
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 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