Give the gift of warmth this winter


[MUSIC PLAYS] KELLOGG COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION IS HOSTING A WINTER COAT DRIVE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED STAY WARM THIS WINTER. I GUESS JOINS US TODAY. THINGS FOR HAVING ME. YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING REALLY SPECIAL TO GIVE BACK IN A UNIQUE WAY. SO WHY DON’T YOU TELL US WHAT IS ON THE HORIZON AND WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO. WE ARE DOING OUR ANNUAL COAT DRIVE. WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR OVER 15 YEARS. ALL OF OUR 13 LOCATIONS ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS. WE ARE PARTNERING WITH GREAT ORGANIZATIONS TO GET THE COATS OUT IN THE COMMUNITIES. THE GOOD THING IS WHERE THE COATS ARE DONATED IS WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO STAY, SO WE WILL PARTNER WITH THOSE ORGANIZATIONS AND GIVE THEM THE COATS THAT GO TO THOSE COMMUNITIES. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT WINTER IS AROUND THE CORNER, BUT IT IS GOING TO GET COLD QUICKLY. WHEN WE GO THROUGHOUT OUR EVERYDAY LIVES, WE TEND TO GO SO BUSY, WE DON’T TEND TO THINK EVERY DAY THAT SOMEONE OUT THERE NEEDS OUR ASSISTANCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE COLD WINTER MONTHS. TALK TO ME ABOUT WHERE THESE DONATIONS ARE GOING TO GO. WE ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR ALL 13 BRANCHES. WE PARTNER WITH A LOT OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS, IN BATTLE CREEK, UNION, IN KALAMAZOO, THE SALVATION ARMY. AND THEN HERE IN THE GRAND RAPIDS AREA, DEATH AND THE CHRISTIAN SERVICES. IT IS AWESOME TO KNOW THAT — BETHANY MISSION SERVICES. IT IS AWESOME TO KNOW THAT THEY STAY HERE IN THE COMMUNITY YOU SERVE. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT KELLOGG CREDIT UNION, YOU THINK ABOUT A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BUT YOU CONSISTENTLY GIVE BACK TO THE COMMITTEE. DR. THE CREDIT UNION PHILOSOPHY IS PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE, AND THAT IS WHAT WE TRY TO DO. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US AS AN ORGANIZATION TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. WE ARE THERE TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES TO EVERYBODY IN THOSE COMMUNITIES. YOU HAVE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS, ESPECIALLY AS OF LATE. CAN YOU TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN UP TO? YOU HAVE SOMETHING NEW RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. SURE. WE ARE MOVING OUR BRANCH IN THE METROHEALTH AREA, WE HAVE A BRANCH THERE BUT WE ARE MOVING A NEW STANDALONE BRANCH ON THE PARKWAY. THAT IS HOPEFULLY OPENING ABOUT THE NEXT MONTH OR SO. WE ARE WORKING ON THE OPENING DATE. THAT IS PRETTY AWESOME, SO CONGRATULATIONS. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO GET THAT BRANCH OPEN. ? IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS A GREAT ADDITION TO WHAT YOU ALREADY DO. I THINK PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN BANK OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, BUT YOU ALWAYS HEAR ABOUT WHY A CREDIT UNION. WHY IS KELLOGG COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION A GREAT OPTION? IT IS EASY TO BE A MEMBER, SO IF YOU LIVE, WORK, WORSHIP, OR GO TO SCHOOL IN KALAMAZOO OR ANY WESTERN COUNTY, YOU CAN BE IN THE CREDIT UNION WITH US. TO HELP PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. TO PROVIDE US FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY. ALL IT TAKES IS FIVE DOLLARS TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH US, AND JUST COME INTO CS. YOU MAKE IT A STREAM EASY FOR PEOPLE. AND IT IS VERY WELCOMING WHEN YOU WALK INTO THE DOORS. I HAVE SEEN THAT HAPPEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN, AND PEOPLE SAY THEY REALLY FEEL VERY VALUED WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THE DOOR. RIGHT, LET’S GET BACK TO THE COAT DRIVE, BECAUSE LIKE WE SAID, YOU ARE CONSISTTLY HELPING PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THIS IS ANOTHER WAY YOU’RE DOING SO. HOW CAN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED? YOU CAN DROP A DONATION OFF AT ANY OF OUR 13 BRANCH LOCATIONS. WE ARE TAKING ANY GENTLY USED COATS, HATS, GLOVES, ANYTHING IS LIKE THAT THAT ANYTHING LIKE THAT. WHY THIS PARTICULAR INITIATIVE? WE HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR OVER 15 YEARS, SO IT IS NATURAL FOR US AND IT IS A WAY TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE HAD SUCCESS IN THE PAST AND WE WANTED TO KEEP THAT GOING. PEOPLE CAN GO TO KELLOGGC CU.ORG. PEOPLE CAN FIND OUT A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THOSE BRANCH LOCATIONS BY GOING TO YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE. ABSOLUTELY. CHRIS, THANK YOU SO MUCH. I HAVE A LOT OF COATS THAT I WILL BE BRINGING IN.

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