Abound Credit Union continues support of veterans with over $60,000 in donations

RADCLIFF, KY (November 6, 2020) — Abound Credit Union, a long-term partner of USA Cares, is proud to continue supporting their mission to assist military families in crisis and help them create a foundation for long-term stability. Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, Abound has already donated $60,000 year-to-date and is currently on track to donate another $5,000 before year-end.

These funds directly help military families remain in their homes, pay their utility bills, and buy food and fuel. So far, Abound Credit Union and its members have helped approximately 60 military families in 2020 alone. USA Cares is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our military and veteran communities are not forgotten. In 2020, this has taken on new importance as quarantines and social distancing can be especially difficult for veterans suffering from depression.

“Abound Credit Union continues to be one of our strongest partners at a time when the military and veteran communities we serve need support more than ever,” said Trace Chesser, President/CEO of USA Cares. “The credit union’s commitment to serving the military and providing financial education aligns with our own mission of acting as the support system veterans and their families need. We’re so pleased to have them as a long-term partner.”

USA Cares originally started as a grassroots partnership of the Fort Knox Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, Kroger Food Stores – Mid-South Division, and WAVE-3 TV, the NBC affiliate in Louisville. Abound Credit Union, formerly known as Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, was one of the earliest supporters of USA Cares and continues to give towards their mission along with many of the credit union’s generous members.

“We’re proud of our ongoing partnership with USA Cares, which directly supports veterans and their families,” said Ray Springsteen, Abound Credit Union President and CEO. “The strength of the credit union, which has been serving military and civilian members for 70 years, allows us to support organizations like USA Cares, provide financial education programs, and create more possibilities for Kentuckians.”

A portion of the donations to the organization were dues paid by Abound Credit Union for new credit union members who joined as part of the USA Cares Patriot Club field of membership. In 2014, USA Cares launched the Patriot Club which is open to anyone wishing to support the organization’s mission and donate to supporting military families.  All dues and gifts to the Patriot Club go directly to sustain USA Cares’ support of military families.

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About Abound Credit Union

Abound Credit Union, a leader in financial education, has been providing valuable banking solutions to help hardworking Kentucky families thrive for more than 70 years. Today, we have 18 locations, $2.1 billion in assets and over 130,000 military and civilian members. The Credit Union has been recognized for its leadership in financial education at the state and national level. Abound was named a Defense Community Champion 2023, ranked #15 Nationwide for Safety and Soundness by S&P Global Market Intelligence, and is one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2022, 2023, and 2024. It’s simple to become a Member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.

About USA Cares

USA Cares ( is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to provide post-9/11 military veterans, service members and their families with emergency financial assistance and post-service skills training that will create a foundation for long-term stability. Our services improve the quality of life for veterans and their families and reduce potential factors that contribute to veteran suicide. To donate or to request assistance, please visit


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