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Lake Trust Credit Union donates $8,164.83 to The House of Promise in Lansing

Wednesday, December 6, 2017  
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As part of a Giving Tuesday effort, through their Moved by Good initiative, Lake Trust Credit Union is donating $8,164.83 to The House of Promise in Lansing.

Giving Tuesday is a day that is nationally designated to support charitable giving and philanthropy via online events.

For the effort, Lake Trust earmarked one penny from every debit card transaction that occurred between Black Friday (November 24) and Cyber Monday (November 27) to award to a charitable organization that would be nominated by Lake Trust employees. The Credit Union asked their members, social media followers, and the community at large to vote for the winner in an online forum.  

After a day of voting that included IHN Alpha House in Ann Arbor, Kids’ Food Basket in Grand Rapids, Rudy’s Sock Drive and No Bully Zone in Greater Detroit, EightCAP in Mt. Pleasant, Bountiful Harvest in Livingston County, and The House of Promise, The House of Promise was selected to receive the donation.

Lake Trust plans to continue to look for opportunities to volunteer for, and partner with each organization.

“The opportunity to help an organization that does so much for those in need in our community is remarkable,” said Brandalynn Winchester-Middlebrook, Lake Trust Credit Union Senior Vice President of Culture + Community Engagement, “It has been encouraging to see both our team members’ and communities’ passion for the mission of these organizations. We’re grateful for all that The House of Promise, and each of these organizations do to make a difference.”

The House of Promise is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides survivors of sex abuse and sex trafficking with unconditional love, acceptance, and a place to heal. Human trafficking is a major issue globally. The organization’s goal is to disrupt the destructive patterns of slavery through education and care for the survivors through training, counseling, and by helping young girls and women relearn basic skills, so that they can rebuild their lives and reintegrate into society.


“These women are trying to survive in the world but they can’t because no one is helping them,” said Shari Montgomery, Founder of The House of Promise, “they deserve to have society come back in and help them get their lives restored.”


The House of Promise has been providing community services since 2013, and has recently purchased a home that will house 12 girls. The organization hopes to continue to build to eventually house and provide services and a safe haven for 100 girls from all across the nation.


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Lake Trust Credit Union has over 180,000 members and more than $1.7 billion in assets. With branches that stretch from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, they are committed to creating stronger Michigan communities. To do this, they continuously find ways to give back and work with a social purpose in mind as part of their Moved By Good initiative. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in their 35 county service area.

Lake Trust Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA.

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