Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union donates $15,000 to Fort Rucker’s Army Emergency Relief Fund
DALEVILLE, AL (July 2, 2014) — Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) presented a donation of $15,000 to Fort Rucker’s Army Emergency Relief (AER) Fund at the 2014 AER Campaign Closing Ceremony on June 13. Funds were primarily raised from AACFCU’s Annual Golf Tournament held each year at Silver Wings Golf Course at Fort Rucker. All proceeds from the golf tournament were donated to AER.
AER is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance program dedicated to helping active and retired soldiers when there is a vital need. Fort Rucker’s AER campaign raised $122,582.66 and will provide loans and grants to soldiers, retirees, family members and survivors.
The $15,000 donation also included a matching grant of $1,500 from the Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN). AACFCU has been fortunate to receive matching grants from AFFN for the past seven years. AFFN is an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Network founded in 1985, co-owned by The Defense Credit Union Council and The Association of Military Banks of America, serving over 353 defense credit unions and military banks, 93 million cardholders, at over 500,000 ATMs and 2.3 million merchant/retail locations globally. To learn more about AFFN, please visit www.AFFN.org.
Pictured L-R: Ken Long, AACFCU vice president of compliance; Joel Faulk, AACFCU vice president of lending; MAJ Anthony Whittaker, Fort Rucker AER; Bobby Michael, AACFCU president/CEO; Beth Gunter, Fort Rucker AER.
Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) was founded 47 years ago by seven soldiers at Fort Rucker, Ala. on the principles of the “Credit Union Movement.” Today, AACFCU serves more than 120,000 members worldwide with 20 branches throughout Southeast Alabama, Florida’s Emerald Coast and the Mobile Bay Area. For more information, visit www.aacfcu.com.
Lisa Hales, AACFCU VP of Marketing
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