Archive for December, 2013

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; as well as submit their own stories to 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 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.

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