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PFCU employees donate $8,006.00 to Habitat for Humanity of Ionia County

Ionia County faces a daunting challenge that many rural communities face: providing affordable housing, a vibrant community that also provides a “small town” feel. Habitat for Humanity for Ionia County provides affordable housing in hopes of rebuilding our community and building a stronger Ionia County.

Michele Makley, PFCU President/CEO, is on the Ionia Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and is delighted that the employees have chosen a charitable recipient that she is so passionate about. “It was an easy decision to want to serve on the Habitat Board. Habitat provides a “Hand up, not a hand up.” Macley said. She continued, “Habitat helps where there is need, which also aligns with the credit union’s philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’ Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live, and Habitat helps provide that home at the same time. “

PFCU employees have the option of wearing jeans and sneakers throughout the year for a small donation that is automatically deducted from their paycheck. The money collected accumulates and each quarter the employees choose a charity to donate to. In the fourth quarter of 2022, employees raised $8,006.00.

About Ionia Habitat for Humanity: Ionia County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Ionia County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and globally through home construction, rehabilitation and preservation; advocating for fair and equitable housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their housing conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the belief that every man, woman and child should have a simple and lasting place to live in dignity and security, and that decent housing in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

About PFCU: A full-service financial institution with 13 locations from Flint to Caledonia, more than 54,000 members and more than $750 million in assets. As a non-profit cooperative, PFCU is owned and operated by its members. Anyone who lives, works, prays, or goes to school in the state of Michigan can join PFCU. To know more visit

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