Changing People’s Lives: A Credit Union Story

Michael Poulos

Have you ever known someone in financial need, and wanted to help, but didn’t know exactly how?

When it comes to money, helping people doesn’t equate to temporary solutions. Helping others so it makes a true difference means giving them access to the tools to turn their situation around, coming up with a creative game plan, and putting in the time and effort to see these game plans through.

Credit unions work with their members in need to do just that. Take the real the story of a Detroit couple who were looking to move out of a rough part of town so their children could have brighter futures. Michael Poulos, the president and CEO of Michigan First Credit Union, tells their story—and how he and his credit union took the time to understand the couple’s situation and goals, and develop a plan that changed the course of the family’s future.

“The whole reason that we get up in the morning to work at credit unions is to change the lives of people,” says Poulos. “In most other professions, you most likely will never have that kind of impact.”

This inspiring story, told by Poulos, shows a firsthand look at how credit unions are on a mission to serve their community:

To learn more about what a credit union has to offer, contact your local branch today.