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MSUFCU Partners Host Coat Drive Benefiting Grand Rapids Nonprofit

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Published: Nov 25, 2019

MSUFCU Partners with WLAV-FM to Host Coat Drive Benefiting Mel Trotter Ministries

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) co-hosted a coat drive with radio station WLAV-FM in Grand Rapids to support those in need this winter. The Credit Union’s Grand Rapids branch served as the drop-off point for the coat drive during which more than two dozen items were collected for people served by Mel Trotter Ministries, a Grand Rapids organization working to end hunger and homelessness in the community.


“The support from our members and employees was great to see. We received a number of coats from employees who don’t live in Grand Rapids, but care about having a positive impact in the communities we serve,” said Deidre Davis, MSUFCU Chief Marketing Officer. “Those working in our downtown Grand Rapids branch see the positive impact Mel Trotter has with those experiencing homelessness. We are proud to support Mel Trotter for this coat drive to help provide warmth to those in need.”


“It takes a community to serve the men, women and children who come to us for warmth and hope —  that’s why we were blessed by this coat drive and the partnership with WLAV and MSUFCU,” said Abbey Sladick, Vice President of Communication for Mel Trotter Ministries. “Because of these donations, our neighbors experiencing homelessness will have coats to keep them warm this winter so they can focus on moving forward.” 


“I continue to be amazed at the number of men and women Mel Trotter helps every day,” said Bruce Law, General Manager at Cumulus Radio Station Group of which WLAV is part of. “It is heartbreaking to see people on the street without coats when it’s a cold Michigan day. We were proud to be part of this coat drive.”


MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union was named in the top 100 best workplaces for women by Fortune for the third year, in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions, Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and for the fifth year, was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For. MSUFCU was named one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the fourth consecutive year, has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for six consecutive years, and was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for seven consecutive years. The Credit Union has also been recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first for the Alphonse Desjardins Adult and Youth Financial Education Awards, and the Louise Herring Award as well as an honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Award by the Michigan Credit Union League. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, has 19 branches, more than 286,000 members, $4.6 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.