Fort Knox Federal supports veterans with over $70k in donations

RADCLIFF, KY (January 25, 2019) — Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is honored to partner with USA Cares and support their mission to assist military families in crisis. In 2018 alone, the credit union and its members donated $70,300 to USA Cares. These funds have directly helped military families pay their utility bills, buy food and fuel, as well as assist with housing costs.

“Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has established themselves as one of our strongest partners,” said Hank Patton, President/CEO of USA Cares. “Fort Knox Federal continues to demonstrate a valuable commitment to our mission of supporting military families when they need it most and we cannot thank them enough.”

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. Fort Knox Federal 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.

“As the largest member-owned financial institution in Kentucky, we’re proud to partner with USA Cares to support veterans and their families,” said Ray Springsteen, Fort Knox Federal President and CEO. “Fort Knox Federal is dedicated to helping hard-working Kentucky families improve their financial lives and supporting community organizations like USA Cares is part of our ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”

A portion of the donations to the organization were dues paid by Fort Knox Federal 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 Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Fort Knox Federal is a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving the community since 1950. We are the largest Kentucky-based credit union with approximately $1.6 billion in assets and were named Favorite Mortgage Lender and Favorite Financial Institution in the 2019 News-Enterprise Readers Choice Survey. Fort Knox Federal exists to improve the financial lives of its members, which now include over 105,000 individuals in our civilian and military communities. 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 that addresses the critical and unmet needs of post-9/11 service members and their families by providing them with immediate financial and advocacy support in times of crisis. The non-profit organization strives to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering. USA Cares has responded to over 109,588 requests for emergency financial help with millions of dollars in granted assistance. USA Cares Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 12359. To donate or to request assistance, please visit


Eldon Tilley
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
502.942.0254 ext. 6262

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