America’s Credit Union (ACU) was awarded the 2014 Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) matching grant as part of AFFN’s Military Community Support Program. The combined contribution was donated to the Lancer Soldier and Family Fund for the Memorial on JBLM.
Since ACU’s beginning in 1954 they have been an active part of the credit union community. America’s Credit Union has participated in the AFFN Matching Grant Program for the past three consecutive years, and collectively our organizations have contributed $9,000 to our US Service Members and their families through this unique partnership in giving. Ken Leonard, ACU President/CEO, said “Sincere collaboration and support is the best way to impact both our members and our community.”
The mission of The Lancer Family Fund is to provide assistance to the soldiers and families of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Located at JBLM. Their primary goal includes sustaining the memory of our fallen soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. They will achieve this with the installation of a granite memorial to be located in the Memorial park located on JBLM. At present this brigade is the only Stryker brigade without such a dedication to their outstanding soldiers.
The donation will be used to help complete the final phase of the memorial that honors the 2nd Battalion Stryker’s killed in action. ACU has been an avid supporter for many years now and is proud to contribute.