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Community Financial helps southeast Michigan with Warming Hearts & Homes campaign

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PLYMOUTH, Mich., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Financial Credit Union celebrates another successful season of the Warming Hearts & Homes charitable campaign.

Through Warming Hearts and Homes, Community Financial chose several non-profit organizations to receive a donation with the help of their social media fans. For December 2013, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), local food pantries and The Salvation Army Coats for Kids Program each received a portion of $30,000 that was earmarked for Warming Hearts and Homes.

Community Financial chose non-profit organizations that make a difference in children's lives across northern Michigan.

THAW helps over 20,000 children in their efforts to provide energy assistance to low-income families throughout Michigan. Funds received by THAW help Michigan families keep their utilities on. The Salvation Army Coats for Kids Program has provided warm coats to children in need for 31 years in eastern Michigan. Other donations from Warming Hearts and Homes went directly to food pantries around southeast Michigan, feeding those who need assistance during the winter months.

Surveys from Michigan residents illustrate that over recent years, the number of people forced to choose between paying for food and utilities has increased. When families have to make decisions between paying for food and heat, the ability to purchase a warm coat just isn't there. With an exceptionally chilly 2013-2014 winter season, Community Financial wanted to help eliminate the choice for families across Michigan, and make sure all three causes received well-deserved donations.

"Michigan winters are rough so the thought of children not having the outerwear they need is heartbreaking," said team member Denise Busby.  "I'm glad to work for an organization that sees a need and does something about it."

Community Financial is proud to be an advocate for warmth and to provide resources to help eliminate hunger in Michigan this winter season.

About Community Financial Credit Union

Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, membership in Community Financial Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in 23 Michigan counties. With more than 50,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at eight branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more complete membership information, visit www.cfcu.org or call (877) 937-2328.

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