Abound supports veterans, military families with $500k in donations to USA cares

RADCLIFF, KY (November 8, 2023) — 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. Earlier today, Abound presented a check during the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce meeting. In aggregate, these donations have totaled $505,037 since 2015, including $73,137 year-to-date.

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 70 military families in 2023 alone. USA Cares is ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our military and veteran communities are not forgotten and have access to the resources they need.
“Abound has been proudly serving our military members and the community that supports them for over 70 years,” said Ray Springsteen, Abound Credit Union President and CEO.  “Our financial strength allows us to build long-term partnerships with organizations like USA Cares, which directly supports veterans and military families. Together, we’re making a real difference.”
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.
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.

For more information about USA Cares or Abound Credit Union, please visit or, respectively.

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 and 2023. 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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