Hurley vying for $50k

FLINT – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has announced a nationwide “Vote for Miracles” campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Credit Unions for Kids program. From November 29 through December 20, credit unions and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support their favorite CMN Hospital, including Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint. The top five hospitals will be awarded a total of $100,000 on behalf of America’s credit unions, compliments of CO-OP Financial Services.

To vote and receive voting reminders, go to, Individuals can vote once a day over the course of the three-week campaign. Voting starts November 29, also known as “Giving Tuesday”, and concludes December 20. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. When a vote is cast, voters have the option to choose their credit union. The credit union responsible for the most votes in each of the winning markets will be invited to participate in the check presentation for the top hospital.

“We are so appreciative of all that credit unions have done for Hurley Children’s Hospital over the years,” said Melany Gavulic , RN, MBA, President and CEO, Hurley Medical Center. “We are delighted that we can use Vote for Miracles to not only raise much-needed funds for our hospital but also tell the amazing story of the credit unions’ generosity through the Credit Unions for Kids program.”

“CO-OP’s participation in Vote for Miracles gives credit unions the opportunity to generate goodwill with their members and develop greater awareness by the public of the tangible importance of credit unions in their local communities,” shared Sarah Canepa Bang, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations for CO-OP Financial Services. “More people need to know the credit union story and campaigns like this help us get the conversation started.”

In addition to voting at, where you will find a link for, also talks about the “Credit Union Difference” and encourages the public to share the hashtag #VoteForMiracles. – L.R.

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