Ferndale Resident Donates… to Almost Home Animal Rescue League

Ferndale Resident Donates Giving Tuesday Funds to Almost Home Animal Rescue League

(Citizens Bank, Dec. 6, 2016)

FERNDALE, MI ­– For his outstanding commitment to the community, Ferndale resident John Stanaszek has been selected by Citizens Bank to receive its annual Credo Champion for Community Award.

As part of the award and in celebration of Nov. 29 as Giving Tuesday, Citizens Bank will contribute $2,500 to Stanaszek’s charity of choice. This award is part of Citizens Helping Citizens, the bank’s program that strives to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality in local communities.

“Colleagues like John exemplify our goal to strengthen the communities where we live and work,” said Rick Hampson, president of Citizens Bank, Michigan. “John embodies Citizens’ spirit of giving, and contributing back to his community.”

Each year, a volunteer or a group of volunteers who perform exemplary service to the community is honored by Citizens Bank with this award and with a contribution to the nonprofit organization of the recipient’s choice.

Stanaszek has selected the Almost Home Animal Rescue League to receive the $2,500 donation.

“I have three dogs at home and they are all rescues,” said Stanaszek. “My most recent rescue was from Almost Home.”

Stanaszek has been involved with the organization for more than two years.

“Most people want dogs but not everyone wants a rescue dog or one that may need care,” said Stanaszek. “Animals give back love unconditionally and if I can help rescue one dog or one cat I will gladly do that.”

This annual award was created in 2007 by Citizens Bank to honor volunteers who perform exemplary service in the communities where Citizens does business. Nominations for the award are made by co-workers or colleagues nominating themselves.

The Citizens Helping Citizens program addresses four key areas: fighting hunger, providing shelter, teaching money management and strengthening communities.

For more on Almost Home Animal Rescue League, check out http://almosthomeanimals.org/

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