Altura CU supports local military personnel with volunteers and sponsorship of 45th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic
Held at March Air Reserve Base
RIVERSIDE, CA (October 3, 2017) — More than two dozen volunteers from Altura Credit Union recently joined with other local business and community partners to honor and recognize local military personnel for their extraordinary service at the 45th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. About 4,000 military men and women and their families participated in this year’s event, which featured the theme, “A Century of Service, ” commemorating the base’s upcoming 100th anniversary.
Coordinated and hosted by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, Altura was a major event sponsor again this year. Hundreds of volunteers for numerous local organizations, including those from Altura, help ensure the event’s success. The picnic is free to military families thanks to the many local and military-related businesses that underwrite the costs for the afternoon of fun.
Held at LeMay Park, on the base, the picnic included a barbecue lunch, refreshments, live music, a miniature amusement park, inflatable play structures, live music and more.
As part of the day’s activities, Altura’s Vice President of Business Development Tina Covington was sworn in as an honorary commander of March Air Reserve Base along with other local business and community leaders.
“All of us at Altura feel privileged to be part of this event and show how much our local military families mean to our community and our country,” said Covington. “Personally, it was also very rewarding to be given an honorary recognition by the base commander, Col. Matthew Berger. This is an event we all look forward to every year.”
Altura maintains a close relationship with the base because U.S. Military personnel, U.S. Government employees and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces are eligible for membership at Altura.
Altura Credit Union Senior Vice President of Business Development Tina Covington is sworn in as a honorary commander of March Air Reserve Base by Col. Matthew Berger, base commander, during the 45th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif. The base honored a number of local business and community organization leaders for assisting with the picnic, which was attended by more than 4,000 military personnel and their families. Altura was a key event sponsor and nearly 30 employees volunteered at the picnic.
More than two dozen Altura Credit Union employees volunteered at the 45th Annual Military Appreciation Picnic at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., recently. Altura also was a key event sponsor of the free picnic that recognizes and celebrates the service and sacrifices of local military men and women and their families. About 4,000 people attended the picnic on the base.
About Altura Credit Union
Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves more than 127,000 Members, has $1.352 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit www.alturacu.com, or call 1-888-883-7228.