Global CU and Operation Spokane Heroes to Raise Money for Troops
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Global Credit Union, a founding member of Operation Spokane Heroes, announced today that the 2011 fundraising drive will commence on Sunday, September 11 with Global Credit Union and Operation Spokane Heroes volunteers selling “Hero Cards” at the entrance gates to the Spokane Interstate Fair on Military Appreciation Day, kicking off the month-and-a-half long initiative. All Spokane and North Idaho Global Credit Union branches will continue to sell Hero Cards through October. The cards are displayed with a hero's name, helping to raise money and awareness for the program. Last year’s program raised $976.74.
Operation Spokane Heroes, an outreach program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, supports our men and women in uniform and their families by offering discounted goods and services and helping build morale when families are separated due to deployments. Fundraising for the program is ongoing. Global Credit Union donates the use of its meeting room and auditorium for the group throughout the year.
Sandy Kates, Chair - Operation Spokane Heroes, has been overwhelmed by the success of the program, "The support of the Spokane community and Global Credit Union for Operation Spokane Heroes and our military absolutely amazes me! This community always steps up and is so generous in giving to OSH so that we can continue to support the men and women who serve our country and their families as they make sacrifices on our behalf everyday. And, we could not do that without partners like Global Credit Union. I sincerely thank them on behalf of OSH for their continued support!"