Scott Credit Union raises $617 to support troops through Mission of Moms
EDWARDSVILLE, IL (October 31, 2013) — Employees of Scott Credit Union recently raised $617 during a fund-drive to support the local Mission Of Moms organization’s efforts to provide non-perishable food and other items to our troops this holiday season.
This fund-drive marks the eighth year that Scott Credit Union has supported this type of program that provides support to military men and women stationed in Afghanistan and other parts of the world. Scott Credit Union employees made a donation in order to dress down during a day at the credit union recently. The credit union also accepted donations of money and items from its members during that day.
Mission of Moms was founded locally to ensure that deployed United States Service members in all branches of the military are not forgotten by providing needed mail support. To provide a better deployment quality of life and assist military families, Mission Of Moms meets the need of military requests and provides morale lifting mail support to service members of all branches of the U.S. military serving around the world.
Locally, Scott Credit Union Community Relations Supervisor Ashleigh Deatherage donated the $617 to Marcia Fish of Collinsville who has been sending items overseas since 2004. Fish ships items on a regular basis to troops.
“Depending on their situation I send from one to many boxes to different units,” Fish noted. “I send canned and packaged foods. I also send items to some troops simply to let them know that someone knows and cares that they are there. My postage averages about $1,000 to $2,000 per month.”
“We are always excited about the opportunity to help provide things to the soldiers,” Deatherage said. “Our staff was excited about donating to the fund raiser for the dress down day and as always our members were very giving. It is our way of showing our support of our troops and in time for the upcoming holiday season.”
“Credit unions are really about helping people and this is a perfect way for us to take that even a step further,” she added. “We encourage others to contact Marcia to support Mission of Moms.”
To contact Fish about making a donation, call 618-343-9202.
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.