• Lake Trust Credit Union and Representative Huizenga Join Together to Serve Holland Heights School

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    October 23, 2019
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    Holland Heights Elementary School Hosts Lake Trust Credit Union and Operation Warm Teaming Up to Provide Winter Coats to Students
    U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga joins Lake Trust team members for credit union’s “Moved By Good Day” dedicated to the community
    BRIGHTON, Mich., October 22, 2019 – Lake Trust Credit Union celebrated its second annual Moved By Good Day dedicated to helping basic humans needs by joining with Operation Warm in Holland to provide winter coats for children. On October 14th, volunteers from both organizations and U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga from Zeeland distributed 300 brand new coats.
    In addition to Holland Heights, Lake Trust and Operation Warm also delivered coats at Lansing’s Gardner International Magnet School and Dove Academy of Detroit for a statewide total that exceeded last year’s giving. Across the country Operation Warm is known across the country for its mission to help children and has provided more than three million new coats since 1998. 
    “I joined employees from Lake Trust Credit Union to help pass out winter coats to students at Holland Heights Elementary. It was great to see organizations and employees engage, support, and work to make our community an even better place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Rep. Huizenga. 
    “This year’s Moved By Good Day builds on our local community support of such terrific organizations such as Kids’ Food Basket and Holland Rescue Mission,” said Lake Trust Community Impact Manager DeAndre Lipscomb, who also serves as Lake Trust Foundation executive director. “We celebrated our new Holland branch relocation earlier this year, and for Lake Trust it’s always been about more than a new building or member accounts. It’s about what we can do for the community, whether in Holland or all across Michigan to make a difference.”
    More than 350 Lake Trust Credit Union employees, family members and friends came together on theColumbus holiday to help schools and 501(c)(3), non-profit organizations that focus on basic human needs efforts to improve Michigan communities. In addition to offering their team members eight hours of PaidTime Off per year to volunteer for Michigan 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Lake Trust designates Columbus Day for team members to focus particularly on helping the underserved.
    Lipscomb emphasizes the community orientation of the credit union, hoping Moved By 
    Good Day can inspire others to those in need, and Lake Trust’s Moved By Good website welcomes stories from across the state.
    With more than $1.9 billion in assets and federally NCUA-insured branches located in counties across the state of Michigan, Lake Trust is an equal opportunity lender, equal housing lender and committed to creating stronger Michigan communities. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, operates a business, worships or attends school in the state of Michigan. For more information, visit laketrust.org and follow @LakeTrustCreditUnion on Facebook and @laketrust on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. 
    The Lake Trust Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local Michigan-based opportunities that address the five basic human needs: food, shelter, clothing, education and health care. The Foundation frequently contributes to 501(c)(3) organizations who align with its mission to support economic development, basic human needs fulfillment and entities offering programs for entrepreneurs. Through partnerships, outreach programs, grants, financial assistance and support for a community’s underserved people, the Foundation helps to build and sustain stronger communities. For more information, visit laketrust.org/foundation. For information on Lake Trust’s Moved By Good initiative, see laketrust.org/moved-by-good. Follow @movedbygood on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

     Lake Trust Contact:
                                                                                                                Steve Kaminski
                                                                                                                (810) 534-9217
    Emily Spaniola, Branch Manager
    (888) 267-7200

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