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Northland Raises over $16,000 for Relay for LifeNorthland raises over $16,000 for Relay for Life

Throughout the summer season, Northland Area Federal employees ramped up their Relay for Life fundraising efforts with multiple events to raise more than $16,000.00 to support the fight against cancer. Employees from all 15 Northland branches located in Northeast Michigan combined their efforts by hosting several fundraising events this year including, rummage sales, bake sales, a golf outing and a 24 hour event in West Branch.
Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Participants volunteer their time and efforts to commemorate the loved ones lost to cancer, raise awareness, and fight against cancer. Learn more about Relay for Life by visiting

NAFCU Raised $520 for Carol's Baby Pantry of OscodaNAFCU Raises funds for Carol's Baby Pantry of Oscoda

NAFCU put out a call for funds and needed fall items at the annual company picnic for Carol’s Baby Pantry and many responded generously. Following the picnic, the Oscoda branch continued collecting from members in the community. Northland wishes to thank all those that donated. Total amount raised was $520.00 as well as clothing, toys and supplies.
Carol’s Baby Pantry provides education, support, material necessities for local parents and families. They are located at 4171 Forest St. (by the Oscoda Library) Oscoda, MI 48750 and are open from 11am – 4pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.

NAFCU Raising Funds for CMN Through SeptemberNAFCU is accepting donations for Children's Miracle Network through September

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada.  Donations stay local to help kids in our community. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and its supporters have raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at time. 

Northland Area Federal Credit Union is accepting donations through the month of September.  Please  help with this important effort by making a donation at Northland Area Federal Credit Union. Your donation matters.

For more information, visit

1st Annual Relay for Life Golf OutingFirst Annual Relay for Life Golf Outing

Northland Area Federal Credit Union recently held its 1st Annual Relay for Life Golf Outing at the Cedar Valley Golf Club in Comins, Michigan.  Despite the threat of rain fourteen teams showed up for some fun and competition to raise money for a great cause.  Many local businesses graciously donated fun prizes for winners and registered golfers. Northland staff had a great time golfing and supporting the event. Nearly $1,400 was raised to fight cancer that day!

Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned for our 2019 2nd Annual RFL NAFCU golf outing and help us fight cancer and beat our previous record!

Mike Palumbo Receives Howard Spencer Volunteer Activist AwardMike Palumbo Receives Howard Spencer Volunteer Activist Award from MCUL

Our very own Chairman of the Board, Mike Palumbo, has been awarded the 2018 Howard Spencer Volunteer Activist Award. Mr. Palumbo received this honor for his political and legislative work within the credit union industry. He was presented this award during the MCUL 2018 Government Affairs Conference. He plans on using this award as an example to help new board members understand the significance of prioritizing what is best for the credit union member. We are proud of our employees and volunteers for their continued support and investment to our communities.

Northland Relay for Life Rummage Sales Raise $700Branches Participate in Rummage Sales for Relay for Life

They say, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." This spring four Northland branches held rummage sales to sell used items to raise money for Relay for Life.  Mio, Harrisville, West Branch, and Hale branches each held a sale in their market area.  Their combined efforts raised over $700 to support Relay for Life!

To learn more about Relay for Life and how you can help please talk to one of our member service representatives or visit

Northland Sponsors Grayling Robotics TeamNorthland Sponsors Robotics Team

Our Grayling branch manager, Matt Shaw mentored a group of Grayling students who participated in a Robotics team called the “Robo Vikes 6121”. This talented group of students won a multitude of awards and qualified and competed at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, MI. At this championship, they won 38th out of 58 teams on their field.
Many students were able to gain scholarship awards and this event was a life-changing experience for these students.  We are proud to be able to support such a wonderful, talented group of students!