Scott Credit Union donates $800 to local classroom fund raiser for Wounded Warriors
EDWARDSVILLE, IL (October 10, 2014) — Employees and members of Scott Credit Union recently raised more than $800 to support Matt Maddox’s fifth grade class at Columbus Elementary School in Edwardsville in its efforts to raise money to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arianna Johnson and Brooke Whiteford came up with the idea to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project by selling Rainbow Loom bracelets after learning about the organization from Maddox, who is also an Officer in the Army National Guard and a proponent of teaching his students to honor U.S. veterans.
A representative from Scott Credit Union presented the $824 check to Johnson and Whiteford on Patriot’s Day to signify the support of our military members.
The local credit union’s employees raised the money during a dress down day in which they donated money to wear jeans. SCU employees and members also could purchase lapel pins, silicone wristbands and window clings to show their support.
“These students and their idea to raise money to support Wounded Warriors was an inspiration to us and our employees,” said Scott Credit Union Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage. “We were honored to play a small role in their efforts and to support our military.”
Maddox recently expressed his appreciation to Scott Credit Union for helping raise money for Wounded Warriors.
“I truly appreciate SCU’s dedication to this project,” he said. “The WWP is very thankful for the support. Also, as an officer in the Army National Guard myself, I’m thankful to businesses like SCU for their support of the military. I thank you for all your hard work.”
The Wounded Warriors Project’s mission is to honor and empower our nation’s military members wounded in action. The organization also works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
Additionally, the organization guides injured service members to aid and assist each other and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities and supporting the military a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $325,000 and its employees volunteered over 2,400 hours to a variety of local civic efforts and activities at Scott Air Force Base in 2013.
“We realize the sacrifice that our military members have made for us,” Deatherage noted. “That is why we give back to show our appreciation whenever we can. We are very active in supporting activities and initiatives at Scott Air Force Base. It is very important to us.”
Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in a 17 county area, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, and Jackson counties. Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Missouri also can open accounts at SCU. Additionally, anyone active or retired military also can have accounts with Scott Credit Union.
Scott Credit Union currently has 15 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, Caseyville, West Belleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Troy, Wood River and its Home Office in Edwardsville.
For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit www.scu.org, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches.
PHOTO CAPTION: SCU DONATES TO WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT– Scott Credit Union recently presented an $824 check to Arianna Johnson and Brooke Whiteford. The duo started an initiative to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project after learning about the organization from Columbus Elementary School teacher Matt Maddox. Pictured from are SCU Marketing Manager Kay Dresner, Arianna Johnson and Brooke Whiteford.