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Advia Credit Union Contributes $20K to Storm-Affected Communities

advIn response to the devastating tornadoes that recently struck Kalamazoo County and other surrounding communities, Advia Credit Union mobilized quickly to support the affected communities. Through a range of initiatives, Advia committed to providing immediate relief and assistance to those impacted by the storm.

"Advia has made a significant contribution of $20,000 to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation's Community Urgent Relief Fund," said Advia CEO Jeff Fielder. "We understand the profound impact these tornadoes have had on our community. This donation is just one part of our ongoing mission to provide financial advantages within the communities we serve."

Advia's efforts include financial assistance, volunteer support, and partnerships with local organizations to ensure comprehensive aid reaches those who need it most. The credit union is dedicated to standing by the community throughout the recovery process, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to making a positive difference.

Fielder said these funds will be allocated to 501c3 nonprofit organizations, individuals, or groups with a 501c3 fiscal sponsor, as well as public entities that are directly assisting residents of Kalamazoo County and Kalamazoo County households impacted by the tornadoes. Priority allocation for these funds include direct cash assistance, temporary housing support, critical home repairs, assistance with replacing essential items, and costs associated with disaster response and volunteer management.

Dr. Grace Lubwama, a Director on Advia’s Board of Directors and the CEO of Kalamazoo Community Foundation, shared her thoughts: “Advia Credit Union's generous donation of $20,000 to Kalamazoo Community Foundation for tornado relief embodies the spirit of philanthropy and community support. Their commitment to aiding those affected by the recent disaster is truly commendable and exemplifies the power of collective action in times of need. We extend our deepest gratitude to Advia Credit Union for their invaluable contribution toward rebuilding and restoring hope in our community."

Other key areas Advia is supporting include:

"Keeping people at the core is a value that resonates deeply for our credit union, and we will continue to look for ways to support families and businesses within our communities,” said Nancy Loftis, VP of marketing and public relations for Advia.

Through these efforts, Advia aims to not only address immediate needs but also contribute to the long-term recovery and resilience of the communities it serves.

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