APFCU Helps Families In Poverty

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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has partnered with KOOTASCA Circles of Support to help families with the proper tools to transition out of poverty.

APFCU's Grand Rapids branch will provide the financial education tools necessary to help area residents build what may be their first banking relationships, said Amanda Draayer, marketing specialist. She said Affinity Plus strongly believes in supporting not only their members, but also the communities in which they do business.

The $960-million APFCU has more than 121,000 members and has 20 branches.

"Every day we make a commitment to help each of our members reach their financial goals,'' said APFCU CEO Kyle Markland. "This is accomplished through consistently executing on our strategy of doing what is right for our members' unique situations.''

Markland said the partnership with Circles of Support-established in 1964 along with 1,000 other community action agencies across the nation as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty-allows it to take that commitment to a "new level.''

The high-impact Circles of Support strategy utilized across the country links families in poverty with community members who can help them create stability through education, housing and job training.

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