PFCU Employees Collect Items for My Brother’s Keeper
PFCU employees teamed up to collect socks, pajamas and hygiene products for My Brother’s Keeper, a shelter in Flint Michigan. The drive was led by Senita Knox, PFCU Credit Union’s Owosso Branch Manager, with a goal to collect 100 items. The PFCU team surpassed the goal and collected 425 items along with a cash donation of $100.
"My Brother’s Keeper is an important part of our community and being able to support this organization in this way was important to me," said Knox. "Seeing our PFCU team come together to support My Brother’s Keeper was nothing short of amazing and I am so proud to work with a team that steps up to support important community organizations like this one."
This is one of the many organizations that the PFCU team has reached out to support this year demonstrating commitment and care for the communities the credit union serves.
My Brother’s Keeper was founded in 2005 by Patrick McNeal as a shelter for homeless men in the city. The shelter began as a warming center for people who needed a place to retreat from the cold weather. The first winter My Brother's Keeper was opened it served 480 people as a warming center and food pantry.
In 2007, the organization changed to a 25-bed men facility for emergency shelter for up to 60 days. Today, it has grown into a 30-bed emergency shelter and a 19-bed veterans contract for Ann Arbor and Saginaw Health System.