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Safe Harbor, credit unions statewide unite for Habitat home

October 22, 2016 GMT

In celebration of International Credit Union Day, credit union employees from across the state gathered in Ludington Thursday to help bring a long-vacant duplex one step closer to becoming a Habitat for Humanity home.

Management teams from the six credit unions that make up the Paul Bunyan Chapter League spent the afternoon at 313 Foster St., the location of Habitat for Humanity of Mason County’s next single family home. The Paul Bunyan league helped with the demolition of the house’s interior, clearing out old furniture, paneling and debris.

“Whenever we get an opportunity like this, we take it,” Kyle Gurzynski, executive vice president at Safe Harbor Credit Union in Ludington said. “We have people from our whole chapter that stretches from Ludington all the way up to Traverse City… It’s just a great opportunity for us to be able to come out.”

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Gurzynski also serves on the Habitat for Humanity of Mason County board. He said it was a happy coincidence that the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat lined up with this year’s International Credit Union Day.

“It was a perfect opportunity to kind of team up,” he said. “We had about 10 people volunteer to get everything out of the house and into the dumpster so they could start getting a new family in here.”

Gurzynski said it was nice to have a group that included CEOs, VPs and managers take the time to come to Ludington and partner with Safe Harbor and Habitat.

Read the full story in Friday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-editions.

riley@ludingtondailynews.com

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