Community Financial Credit Union Providing $500 Credit Cards to Help Michiganders Impacted by Recent Ice Storm

With nearly 500,000 local households without power and facing freezing temperatures, Plymouth-based Community Financial Credit Union (CFCU) is bringing warmth to Michiganders in need by extending instant approval to community members for a $500 credit card with Emergence Credit. 


In a power outage situation, some Michiganders may find securing safe and warm lodging challenging and finding extra resources to replace lost food. These unexpected expenses can add up. By offering $500 of credit with no questions asked, CFCU can help provide support and comfort to community members who might otherwise have difficulty securing resources. 


“This idea ignited from one of our leaders staying at a hotel nearby. They heard a conversation between their front desk and a family who had lost power. The family needed a room and had cash but not a credit card. The hotel was unable to accommodate them.” Said Tansley Stearns, president and CEO of CFCU. 


CFCU has been dedicated to providing relentless care for its members and communities for over 70 years. 


“We know this situation is not unique,” continues Stearns. “Between lost groceries in their fridge, getting a hotel room, and getting going with their day, we observe an immediate need. Part of our strategy is to stand with our members through the darker times and the most joyful. Now is a time to leap forward.”


For those needing help during the aftermath of the ice storm, CFCU encourages individuals to visit a local branch, or call their care center at 877-937-2328. 


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