Downriver Chapter of Credit Unions Announces $4,000 in Grants to Local Charities
The Downriver Chapter of Credit Unions recently announced grants totaling $4,000 were awarded to five Downriver area non-profits. Since 2010, the Downriver Chapter has awarded $49,311 to local organizations. Funds are raised through the chapter’s annual golf outing and other activities by the area’s fifteen credit unions.
Presentations were made to representatives of this year’s five award recipients at the chapter’s annual employee appreciation night on International Credit Union Day. These include Personal Caring Ministries, Gibraltar Food Bank, Vista Maria Reads, Blessings in a Backpack–Wyandotte and Taylor Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force.
“This is the first year the chapter has accepted and awarded grant requests and presented them on ICU Day,” said Carma Peters, President/CEO of Michigan Legacy Credit Union and Downriver Chapter Charity Grants Committee. “The selection was very difficult, as there are many deserving organizations that are helping people in need in a variety of ways throughout Wayne and Monroe counties. The chapter is hopeful to be able to provide larger grants going forward.”
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The Downriver Chapter of Credit Unions is a chapter of MCUL, and will begin accepting grant proposals for next year in February 2016.