AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – March 16, 2015 -- Genisys Credit Union, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula, was recently the premier sponsor for Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency’s (OLHSA) Walk for Warmth event, which was held at Great Lakes Crossing Outlet Mall in Auburn Hills. Additionally, Genisys Credit Union members and employees raised over $32,000 to assure local neighbors stay warm during the winter months.
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Genisys Continues Their Dedication to Warming Hearts & Homes in Oakland County
By Genisys Credit UnionPublished 3/16/2015
“It is remarkable to see the amount of dedication our members and Genisys staff has towards Walk for Warmth,” said Jackie Buchanan, President and CEO. “Each year, our staff comes up with generous and innovative ways to raise money, which helps local families to stay warm.”
In addition to the $32,000+ Genisys Credit Union raised for Walk for Warmth, nearly 100 of their employees and family members were present at the event. Manager of Public Relations and Community Involvement, Linda Zabik, sat on the Walk for Warmth planning board and the Genisys Band was also present to provide entertainment to those walking at the event. This year, the Oakland walk as a whole had a record number of participants with 1,300 people participating either as walkers, sponsors, or volunteers.
“OLHSA is grateful for its partnership with Genisys Credit Union and the continuous success that partnership brings to Walk for Warmth. Together we are able to heat the homes of our neighbors,” said Ronald B. Borngesser, OLHSA CEO.
The purpose of OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth is to bring the community together to raise funds and awareness for emergency utility assistance. It is a family-friendly walk-a-thon event where 100% of the funds raised are used to warm hearts and heat homes for those in need in Oakland County. Through the Walk for Warmth walks in both Oakland and Livingston County, OLHSA has currently raised a total of $167,000 to assist families in need. In total, the nonprofit hopes to raise a combined $180,000 between the two events. $13,000 remains to accomplish that goal.
Walk for Warmth is Oakland County’s premier Walk‐a‐Thon event, giving back 100% of proceeds to the Emergency Utility Assistance Program at OLHSA, a Community Action Agency. In 2014, Walk for Warmth funds kept 331 Oakland County families warm (749 individuals), of which 35 percent were children. In 2014, Walk for Warmth funds kept 135 Livingston County families warm (356 individuals), of which 39 percent were children. It is not too late to help OLHSA reach its goal of raising $180,000 for Emergency Utility Assistance. To give to OLHSA’s Walk for Warmth, go to www.olhsa.org/walk4warmth and click ‘sign up to walk or help.’
About Genisys Credit Union:
Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, Genisys is one of the largest credit unions in Michigan, with over 149,000 members and 24 branch locations.They also provide business loans and a range of services for small to mid-sized businesses. Genisys Credit Union is proud to be making a difference in their communities, and truly believes that Genisys is “where you come first”. Connect with Genisys on Facebook and Twitter by following “GenisysCU”. For convenient access to your account, download the Genisys iPhone App in the iTunes Store and Android App in the Google Play Store. For more information or a calendar of events, visit Genisys online at www.genisyscu.org.