Lake Trust Credit Union, the only credit union headquartered in Livingston County, demonstrated its commitment to the community as part of its Moved By Good Day on Oct. 14, 2019, when team members renewed their support of Howell’s LACASA Center, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Habitat for Humanity in Brighton.
Lake Trust donated $1,000 each to Howell’s LACASA Center and Gleaners Community Food Bank, in addition to ongoing financial support at Habitat for Humanity in Brighton, and team members volunteered on site in the day of service.
The local Livingston County Lake Trust team members were part of more than 350 employees and family members across the state who provided more than 1,500 combined hours at 26 sites to help address basic human needs causes for the under-served in Michigan.
For LACASA, Lake Trust organized its efforts in a property team that refurbished and landscaped; a shelter team helped in the organization’s main location; a garden team that prepared the outside grounds for winter as a welcoming area for residents and staff; and a team that worked at the LACASA Collection store.
In Brighton, Lake Trust volunteered at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore location on Grand River Avenue and Gleaners’ Victory Garden, as well as a team that pitched in at Gleaners’ ChemTrend garden in Howell.
“It was absolutely a pleasure working with Lake Trust volunteers,” said Hannah Smith, LACASA volunteer coordinator. “I have already had so many wonderful remarks from our staff about their work quality, the enthusiasm they brought and their support for LACASA’s mission and vision. We are so appreciative of your partnership with LACASA and the community.”
“Some people know us primarily as a non-profit financial institution,” said DeAndre Lipscomb, Lake Trust community impact manager and Lake Trust Foundation executive director. “We’ve had terrific responses to our newer Howell Grand River branch and the upcoming relocation of our Howell Highland branch to a convenient location in the Crossroads Town Center. But it’s our continued support of the community and such wonderful local organizations that are the ‘why’ behind what we do.”
Lipscomb added that Lake Trust is always encouraging residents to support such outstanding community efforts and inspire others by sharing their stories on the Moved By Good website. In addition to Livingston County action, Lake Trust also continued its work with Operation Warm, with schools in Lansing, Detroit and Holland receiving new winter coats for children in need.
Instead of simply being closed on Columbus Day like many financial institutions, the credit union designates the day for community service and attracts enthusiastic new employees who wish to join a team where they receive eight hours of paid time off annually to volunteer for Michigan 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
With more than $1.9 billion in assets and federally NCUA-insured branches located in counties across of Michigan, Lake Trust is an equal opportunity lender, equal housing lender and committed to creating stronger communities. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, operates a business, worships or attends school in Michigan. For more information, visit laketrust.org and follow on LinkedIn, @LakeTrustCreditUnion on Facebook and @laketrust on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
The Lake Trust Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local Michigan-based opportunities that address the five basic human needs: food, shelter, clothing, education and health care. The Foundation frequently contributes to 501(c)(3) organizations who align with its mission to support economic development, basic human needs fulfillment and entities offering programs for entrepreneurs. Through partnerships, outreach programs, grants, financial assistance and support for a community’s under-served people, the Foundation helps to build and sustain stronger communities. For more details and to donate, visit its website. Follow @movedbygood on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn and see its website for more information.