(MERIDEN, CONN.) The Board of Trustees of The Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundation has voted unanimously to support the development of Fisher House Connecticut, a “home away from home” for military families whose service members are receiving medical care. The national Fisher House Foundation donates such houses to the federal government, which manages the facilities at no charge to military families.
The Foundation will donate $1,000 toward a fundraising dinner to be held on September 21, 2012 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Conn., for the benefit of the Fisher House CT that will be located on the campus of the V.A. Medical Center in West Haven, Conn. In addition, the Foundation will match the $50 purchase of a fundraising brick by any affiliated credit union in Connecticut with the purchase of an additional brick on behalf of the credit union. Bricks are customizable to commemorate a loved one in the military. Moreover, the Foundation will be working with credit unions to offer this brick purchase opportunity to their members to support and honor those who serve or have served our country.
“I was so pleased to have the Foundation Trustees unanimously support the Fisher House CT Project,” said Paul Dorner, Foundation Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer, First Bristol FCU. “Hopefully Connecticut credit unions will rally behind the Foundation’s efforts to help make this project a reality.” “As a veteran myself,” added Tony Emerson, President and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, “I believe in this project as an ideal opportunity to support our service members and extend appreciation to their sacrificing families.”
Complete information about the program and forms for participation will become available from the Foundation through the Credit Union League of Connecticut.