Community Choice Helps Family Struck by Tragedy 

Community Choice CU in Farmington Hills and a Detroit radio station teamed up this week to help a family who lost their two-year-old daughter in a fire that also destroyed their mobile home in Howell.

The credit union teamed up with WKQI 95.5 FM, Channel 955’s Mojo in the Morning “Breaking & Entering” project to help the family, delivering hundreds of gifts for them.

James and Amber Robinson and their daughter Jaslin lost everything in a house fire late on Nov. 13. The couple’s two-year-old daughter Arianna Rosemarie Robinson died at the hospital due to complications from the smoke and burns from the fire.

Channel 955’s Mojo in the Morning brings the holidays to local families who are experiencing hardship. Every year, the show does a "break in,” and presents the family with truckloads of food, necessities and gifts.

Mojo in the Morning approached Community Choice to help support the Robinson family. The credit union’s 120 plus team members pitched in, raising $2,500. The money was used to purchase home and personal necessities, including clothing, kitchen supplies and toys.

“Our prayers are with the Robinson family who suffered such a profound tragedy just a few weeks ago,” said Robert Bava, Community Choice President and CEO. “Our credit union and team members are grateful to Mojo in the Morning for the opportunity to help the Robinsons. We hope our efforts can be part of the Robinson’s healing process and be a message to them that their community has their back and is ready to Give Big in their time of need.”

Others in the credit union community took notice of Community Choice’s efforts.

“It is amazing all that CCCU did to help that family, I am still choked up,” said Dean Trudeau, Public Service CU president/CEO. Kudos to you and your entire team.  “Thanks for making the entire credit union movement look good.”

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