All Credit Union Members Encouraged to Donate at Local Blood Drive

Alpena, Michigan, June 4, 2013 – the Credit Unions of Alpena are sponsoring three American Red Cross blood drives throughout the summer.

Credit Unions of Alpena encourages all eligible donors to come out to donate blood during the first drive taking place on Wednesday, June 5, from 1:00-7:00p.m. at the Alpena Mall. Future blood drives are scheduled for Wednesday, July 31,and Thursday, September 26, both from 1:00-7:00p.m. at the Alpena Mall.

Everyone who comes out to donate will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a “Summer of Fun” package, which includes two tickets to Michigan’s Adventure, two tickets to the Common Ground Music Festival, and two tickets to the NASCAR race August 18 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

There’s no easier way to become a hero to a patient in need than by donating blood. If you are not eligible to give at this special blood drive, please encourage a friend or family member to donate.

For more information or to make your appointment, visit:

About the American Red Cross
The Great Lakes Blood Services Region serves 65 counties, and needs to collect about 650 units of blood a day to meet patient need in hospitals. In addition to supplying about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, the American Red Cross teaches lifesaving skills, provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization—not a government agency—and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

About the Credit Unions of Alpena
The Credit Unions of Alpena are comprised of five credit unions in the Alpena area; Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union, Alpena Community Credit Union, Besser Credit Union, HPC Credit Union, and Thunder Bay Credit Union. The group operates under the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”

About Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union
Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union serves members primarily in Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency, and Iosco counties with 8 locations – a main office located in Alpena, with branch offices in Ossineke, Lincoln, a Tiger Branch in Alcona Community Schools, Atlanta, Oscoda and Tawas offices, and an additional branch in Alpena. As of April 30, 2013, Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union is member owned by 27,022 members and has total assets equal to $277,299,098.

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