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American 1 Credit Union Donates $10,000 to The Salvation Army

salvoAmerican 1 Credit Union has announced two donations to The Salvation Army of Jackson County totaling more than $10,000.

Of the donation, $5,100 comes from American 1’s first-ever Virtual Car Sale held in June. American 1 closed 51 loans during the sale and donated $100 to The Salvation Army for every loan closed. American 1 looks for opportunities to support local organizations as often as possible, and their car sales were no exception.

“American 1 is a good neighbor to The Salvation Army – not only with proximity of their Home Office to our building, but also with the way they consistently support our organization,” said Major Jose Tamayo, corps officer for The Salvation Army of Jackson County. “From volunteer support to in-kind donations and sponsorships, American 1 is always there when we need them, and we are thankful for their partnership.”

Additionally, American 1 provided a $5,000 donation for The Salvation Army of Jackson’s Red Shield Benefit to be the presenting (or General-level) sponsor. In 2020, the event will be a virtual one and is scheduled for Aug. 31. The goal of the event is to raise needed funds to provide continued support to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With payments for things such as utilities coming due after a temporary delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army hopes to be ready to help those who need it most. For more information about The Salvation Army, visit here.

“Through the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Salvation Army of Jackson County never shut their doors. They continued to serve our community by providing basic needs, utility assistance, youth and senior support, and so much more,” said Janelle Merritt, VP of community partnerships at American 1. “Our consistent support of The Salvation Army is important to us because they are essential to our community.

American 1 is also providing 33 hours of volunteer time across 10 dates for The Salvation Army’s Fresh Food Initiative. The Fresh Food Initiative allows any Jackson County residents to receive fresh produce if they are in need. The initiative is open Mondays through Sept. 28 (closed Labor Day), while supplies last, at the Salvation Army (806 E. Pearl Street, Jackson, MI 49201).

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2020-07-28 00:00:00