The team at Genisys Credit Union put on their work gloves and waders and volunteered to clean-up waterways and parks across 12 communities. Aiming to improve the health and natural beauty of their shared community spaces, the team enjoyed giving back; showcasing the credit union difference of being “CU Kind.”
CU Kind is a movement with the Michigan Credit Union League to showcase the credit union difference by giving back to our members, communities, and beyond through harnessing the collective power of kindness to create a positive change.
“By taking care of our community spaces, we are ensuring the safe keeping of our local ecosystems so that future generations can enjoy the shared beauty of nature as we do today,” said Jackie Buchanan, President and CEO of Genisys Credit Union.
Over 145 Genisys employees, family and friends banded together to clean-up trash and debris at various park locations across their communities in Michigan and Minnesota. The credit union extends a thank you to their community partners who helped coordinate the clean up efforts: Clinton River Watershed Council, City of Pontiac, City of Utica, Waterford Township, and Orion Township; City of Clio, Van Buren Township, City of Vassar, City of Fenton, City of Grand Blanc, City of Marysville, and City of Lakeville, MN.
The effort resulted in removing about 500 pounds of debris, trash, and more from the parks and waterways. Highlights include: weeding, clearing branches, and removing overgrown shrubs at the skatepark in Oakland Park in Pontiac; using waders to remove glass from the Clinton River at Heritage Park in Utica; and cleaning up downed tree limbs, weeding, and bagging leaves at Hillside Cemetery in Belleville.
Several of the parks were cleaned in partnership with the Clinton River Watershed Council as part of their “Clinton Clean-Up.” This annual initiative aims to improve the health of the watershed through trash cleanups that promote preservation.