Forest Area Federal Credit Union Pays It Forward in Kingsley

FIFE LAKE, MI (October 6, 2015) — Forest Area Federal Credit Union will surprise the staff of their Kingsley Branch location with an early morning activity on Monday October 12, 2015.  This activity will direct the branch team to take $500 provided to them by the credit union and Pay It Forward into their community. The staff of 6 employees led by Branch Manager Gaybrielle Hewit, will head out into their community looking for opportunities to Pay It Forward.  Forest Area FCU will kick of their full staff meeting on this day by directing the Kingsley Branch Team to spend an hour in their community “Paying it Forward” and then returning to the meeting to share their experiences.

Forest Area FCU performed this Pay it Forward Activity with their Kalkaska Branch location in February of 2015 with great results. CEO Robert Raden says this about this activity: ‘My staff was excited and proud that we could do this. They expressed that it was such a rewarding experience to know that our credit union is as community committed as we possibly can be. A strong relationship in our communities has made our credit union a success and our board is always open to be a benefactor to all of our communities in tough times.’

Forest Area Federal Credit Union has a long standing history of embracing the credit union philosophy of People Helping People through their Community Grant program and a staff funded Humanity Fund which helps out community members who have experienced a catastrophic life event such as a cancer diagnosis, unexpected or uninsured death, home fire etc. with a little helping hand, and more.  They also fundraise regularly for Children’s Miracle Network, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, MCULAF, and local food pantries. This activity will be just one more way of giving back to the communities and who have supported the credit union growth and success through the years.

About Forest Area Federal Credit Union

As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, Forest Area Federal Credit Union is committed to their members. They uphold the fundamental responsibility to actively serve people within their field of membership and the communities in which they live. Forest Area FCU treats all members with dignity and respect and offer honest, fair deals to all members at all times. Forest Area Federal Credit Union delivers a range of low cost products and services to the diverse economic and social make-up of their members and potential members. Forest Area Federal Credit Union looks for better ways to reach out to the underserved in their field of membership. Finally, they will continually, in all facets of their operation, demonstrate the value of membership in Forest Area Federal Credit Union. To learn more about Forest Area Federal Credit Union visit <> or find them on Facebook at <> .


Allison Roberts

Lisa Bandlow CCUE, CCUFC
Chief Administrative Officer
Forest Area Federal Credit Union Spruce Up Your Life!
638 Boyd St PO Box 118 Fife Lake, MI 49633
(231) 879-4154 ext 216
(231) 879-3989 Fax

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