Air Force Federal Credit Union makes donation to help JBSA-Lackland Fisher House “fill’er-up” for the holidays
SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 23, 2013) — Air Force Federal Credit Union (Air Force FCU) donated over 2,500 pounds of food and non-perishable items as part of the “Fill’er Up for the Fisher House” food drive for the JBSA-Lackland Fisher House on Friday, December 20, 2013.
Each year Air Force FCU has a month long food drive that encourages members and employees to bring canned goods, paper products and non-perishable food items to any Air Force FCU branch or Wash Me Car Salon donation stations. The items donated are for the families staying at any one of the three Fisher Houses on JBSA-Lackland during the holidays to make their stay is as comforting as possible.
“We are so thankful to all those who contributed,” said Dwayne Hopkins, Executive Director of Fisher House, Inc. “Every dollar spent on donations like food or paper goods provides Fisher House, Inc. the capability to fund other programs for military families staying at our Fisher Houses.”
This is the seventh year that the credit union has held the “Fill’er-Up for the Fisher House” donation drive. Each year the participation in the donation drive from the Air Force FCU family has increased, and has spread to involve the credit union’s community partners.
“The Fisher House is an important part of the military community and therefore very important to the credit union,” said Bob Glenn, Air Force FCU President and CEO. “The support that they provide to families staying there is immeasurable, and we will continue to support their mission not only today, but in the future.”
Fisher House is a public-private partnership with the military that provides families with living quarters and support when coping with specialized medical situations. The JBSA-Lackland AFB Fisher House is a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill or injured patients receiving treatment at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and other Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) facilities. For more details, visit www.fisherhouseinc.org.
Air Force FCU serves the diverse needs of over 38,500 members worldwide with a full array of financial services and the strength of more than $363 million in assets. For additional details about Air Force FCU, visit www.airforcefcu.com.