Over $1000 donated in household items to the Jackson Salvation Army

JACKSON, Mich. –

On Tuesday, April 8th, American 1 Credit Union hosted Supermarket Sweep at Polly’s Country Market on Ferguson Road in Jackson. Six teams competed for the coveted 1st place title. Over $1,000 worth of groceries and household items were collected in the five minute dash around the store. All of the items collected were donated to the Salvation Army of Jackson. The American 1 team took second place overall, while Home.fm took first place collecting all 63 items on the list.

American 1 Credit Union provides low-cost financial services to more than 50,000 members and several hundred partner companies. American 1 Credit Union serves Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Visit our website at www.american1cu.org for more information.

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Information about the “Heartbleed Bug”

You may have heard in the news or read articles concerning the Open SSL “Heartbleed” bug that is currently affecting websites all over the internet.

 “A flaw has been discovered in one of the Internet’s key security methods, potentially forcing a wide swath of websites to make changes to protect the security of consumers,” as quoted in the New York Times.

What is this all about?

You can read more about this here: Click Here

Is American 1 impacted?

We have tested the American 1 firewall and we are protected. In addition, our website host has ensured us that our website is safe from this threat. Therefore, our members are not impacted in any way when they utilize our website.

 

The American 1 Raises $2,000 for the Cascades Humane Society through Local Pet Expo

American 1 Credit Union is proud to give back and serve its surrounding communities. On Saturday, February 8 from 10am to 2pm, 30 local pet vendors were in the American 1 Event Center at the Jackson County Fairgrounds for the American 1 Paws & Claws Pet Expo.

This free event benefited the Cascades Humane Society (CHS).  All vendor booth fees, concession proceeds, craft area donations, and pet photo contest proceeds were donated to CHS.  CHS also accepted several items for the shelter such as pet food, toys, litter, etc.

The event featured a Pet Fashion show at 12pm, which introduced animals from CHS that were available for adoption.  This year’s Top Dog Model award went to the lovable Sally, who sauntered down the dog walk and was most certainly a crowd favorite.

For a $1 donation guests could enter their favorite pet photo into our “Cutest Pet” Photo Contest.  This year a chocolate lab named Dixie took the title of “Cutest Pet”, winning a $25 gift card to Pet Smart. Guests could also purchase a “Pet Silhouette” for $1, which allowed them to choose between a Fabulous Feline, and a Dashing Dog. “This was a great new addition to the event this year,” said Jessica Lutz, American 1 Credit Union’s Event and Marketing Specialist, “CHS intends to continue this at their location throughout the year!”

Overall over $1,680 was raised for the Cascades Humane Society.  American 1 Credit Union rounded that dollar amount to an even $2,000.  The credit union makes no proceeds, and covers the costs of all of the expenses beyond what is raised.

There were also several animals available for adoption from vendors including The Cascades Humane Society and Last Day Dog Rescue.

For over 60 years, American 1 Credit Union has given back to their Michigan communities with the support of their more than 50,000 members and hundreds of partner companies. American 1 Credit Union serves Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Visit www.american1cu.org for more information.

American 1 CU’s branches adopt 15 families this holiday season

JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back.  This year, American 1 was able to adopt several families within the communities they serve this holiday season. Each of its branches, as well as their back office staff, marketing department and resource center employees were given the task to find and adopt their own families.

American 1 provided each group with $270 to start and each was encouraged to raise more money. Staff held bake sales, asked members to donate their change or contributed to the cause from of their own pockets. Among all 15 groups, a total of nearly $8,000 was spent on their efforts to help others during the holidays.

Many families were single mothers with multiple children; there were a couple of military families, two families living in one household. Families were found through the AWARE Shelter, Volunteers of America, Adopt a National Guard, and area schools. The Resource Center decided to adopt the AWARE Shelter as a whole and provide them with items they needed to get through the holidays and into the new year. A total of 62 people were adopted, including 43 children, and were able to enjoy a Christmas to remember. The pictures attached are just a sample of what some branches were able to provide their adopted families.

American 1 CU Participates in Random Acts of Community

JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is dedicated to the communities they serve and feel strongly about giving back.  As part of their Random Acts of Community program that began in 2013, American 1 ended this year’s efforts with Santa’s Random Acts of Community Gas Promotion.

American 1 took Santa and his elves to five gas stations across Jackson County during the week of December 16. The first 15 vehicles to come through received up to $30 in free gas courtesy of American 1 Credit Union.

Random Acts of Community started in the beginning of 2013 as an easy way for the community to give back to one another. There are many ways to partake, simply pay for the order behind you in the drive thru, or leave money in the vending machine at work. Members of the community can read local stories at http://randomactsofcommunity.org/; as well as submit their own stories to randomacts@a1cu.org. Feel free to submit stories of what someone did for you or your own random act of community. We encourage everyone to Pass It On this holiday season.

American 1 Credit Union has been providing low-cost financial services to more than 50,000 members and several hundred partner companies. For 60 years, American 1 Credit Union serves Jackson, Calhoun, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties. Visit www.american1cu.org for more information.

Target Data Breach

American 1 is aware of the Target store data breach. Our members who may have used their cards during the period in question have been contacted and may stop in to their local branch to receive a new card instantly.

For more information on the Target Store data breach, click here.

Proud to be Michigan since 1950

American 1 Credit Union is Proud to be Michigan since 1950.  Not only have we stayed true to our Michigan roots, we have continued to offer more quality products and services.  No hidden fees, no rate hikes, just simple financial solutions and convenient locations.  This beautiful state is important to us, which is why we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve every single day.  It isn’t possible without our members – and for that we offer you a sincere thank you.  We hope that you are Proud to be Michigan and Proud to be American 1.



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