Hurley Children’s Hospital celebrates campaign success thanks to area credit unions

FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital partnered with five area credit unions to “CHANGE a Child’s Life” during August.

In a surprise announcement, CO-OP Financial Services has announced a Miracle Match donation towards this collaborative effort.

CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org) is a payment and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement.

Prior to the CO-OP Miracle Match donation, the “CHANGE a Child’s Life” campaign had raised just over $18,000. This total included money raised by the members and employees at ELGA Credit Union, Financial Plus Credit Union, Sovita Credit Union, Security Credit Union, and PFCU Credit Union.

Thanks to the CO-OP Financial Services donation, a total of $36,218 was raised for this area’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

“CO-OP congratulates our four client credit unions and the other organizations and community members that made this campaign a success,” said Joe Franklin, Vice President of Experiential Marketing and Engagement, for CO-OP. “We are looking forward to another year of supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, to ensure children receive the medical care they deserve.

This donation is especially impactful to Children’s Miracle Network programs at Hurley Children’s Hospital in 2020 since several of the hospital’s annual CMN events have been altered and postponed.

“We are so appreciative of all that credit unions and CO-OP Financial Services have done for Hurley Children’s Hospital over the years,” said Melany Gavulic, president and CEO, Hurley Medical Center. “We sincerely value the outpouring of support and love for Hurley Children’s Hospital and want to thank every single person who cared enough about these children to take the time to share our message and donate.” — G.G.