Municipal Credit Union donates $25,000 to answer the call

NEW YORK, NY (November 7, 2017) — As part of its continued efforts to support First Responders throughout New York City and New York State, Municipal Credit Union (MCU) presented Answer the Call, the New York Police and Fire Widow’s and Childrens’ Fund, with a donation of $25,000 during the fourth annual New York Jets First Responders Game at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, November 2nd.  The donation was presented on the field prior to the New York Jets game against the Buffalo Bills and will help support Answer the Call in its mission to provide financial assistance and a network of support to families of New York City Police Officers, Firefighters, Port Authority Police, and EMS Personnel who have been killed in the line of duty.

“We are honored to support Answer the Call and thankful for their efforts in supporting the Finest and Bravest families in our city,” said MCU Board Chair James Durrah, who presented MCU’s donation along with President/CEO Kam Wong.  “New York City’s First Responders are the everyday heroes that keep the city  safe each and every day.  The families of these brave men and women who make the ultimate sacrifice in serving our city deserve our full support and appreciation, and thanks to organizations like Answer the Call, we are able to do our part in helping to honor the legacies of their loved ones.”

The contribution is part of the MCU’s  corporate commitment to giving back to New York City’s civil service community.  MCU’s sponsorship of the New York Jets’ annual First Responders Game is part of its official partnership with the Jets.

MCU President/CEO Kam Wong, Answer the Call Development Manager Rachel Trotta, MCU Board Chair James Durrah, Answer the Call Executive Director Lauren Profeta, and Firefighter James Dowdell participate in a pre-game presentation of MCU’s $25,000 donation to Answer the Call before the New York Jets Fourth Annual First Responders Game, presented by MCU, against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, November 2nd.

About Municipal Credit Union

Municipal Credit Union is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of more than $3.0 billion and offers a full range of financial services to its more than 550,000 members. MCU is an equal opportunity lender, and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit


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