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TRUE Community and American 1 partner to support Lights of Love

JACKSON, MI (November 15, 2022) — In September 2022, American 1 Credit Union and TRUE Community Credit Union hosted the final Hit ’em Fore Hospice Golf Benefit. Raising more than half a million dollars for the Henry Ford Hospice Home over 22 years, the two community-oriented credit unions decided to shift gears to support the existing Lights of Love fundraiser, organized and hosted by Henry Ford Jackson Hospital.

Lights of Love is a chance to warm hearts and welcome the holiday season with the Henry Ford Jackson Hospital community. Community members are invited to sponsor “light” in celebration or memory of a loved one, family member, or pet. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m., at Henry Ford Jackson Hospital.

“Our partnership with TRUE Community Credit Union and Henry Ford Jackson Hospital proves that boldly serving our community comes first,” said President/CEO of American 1 Credit Union and Chair of the Henry Ford Health Jackson Board of Trustees Martha Fuerstenau. “We invite you to join us in supporting the Henry Ford Hospice Home through this touching event that welcomes the holiday season in the most beautiful and heartfelt way.”

All gifts to Lights of Love support Henry Ford Jackson Hospice, which offers compassionate end-of-life care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay for care. Every tax-deductible gift helps provide these vital services to the community so that patients and their families can share moments of peace, love, and connection during a difficult time.

President/CEO of TRUE Community Credit Union and Chair for the Henry Ford Hospice Board Chrissy Siders stated, “We are so excited to continue our partnership with American 1 Credit Union as we transition our fundraising to Lights of Love. We are blessed to have the Henry Ford Jackson Hospice Home in our community to serve families during their loved one’s end of life. The funds raised from Lights of Love will benefit families in need and allow them to experience the care that only the hospice home team can provide. We are humbled and honored to be part of this legacy-defining moment for our community.”

To honor your loved one through your gift, please visit henryford.com/LightsofLove. Your contribution adds your loved one’s name to the Lights of Love scroll in Henry Ford Jackson Hospital’s lobby and an online scroll. To participate, submit your information by Friday, November 18, to be included on the printed scroll at the unveiling on December 7.

Henry Ford Hospice Home is the only residence for end-of-life care in Jackson County. The facility offers private patient rooms with sleeping space for loved ones, a water therapy spa room with walk-in tub, and features that encourage family gatherings, such as outdoor patios and walking paths, a gazebo and garden, a children’s playground, and two lounge areas with kitchens.


About American 1 Credit Union

Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union serves over 64,000 members, including over 250 employees, with 18 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Wayne, and Calhoun counties. American 1, recipient of the Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union Award for 2023, is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.

Contacts

Office of the President
Martha Fuerstenau
517-581-8932

Kelly Grygiel
VP of Communications
517-499-5648
kgrygiel@a1cu.org

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