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Scott Credit Union Donates Gift Cards to Fisher House for Veterans

Edwardsville, Illinois – Scott Credit Union in partnership with the Armed Forces Financial Network recently presented $1,000 in thank you gift cards to help military families staying at the Fisher House in St. Louis.

The 20 gift cards will be given to family members of injured or ill military members or veterans to help them with expenses during their stay while their family member receives medical treatment.

The Fisher House, which is at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, is available to families of patients who are receiving care at the VA Medical Center. It provides warm, caring, comfortable, and convenient lodging for family members at no charge. This allows each family constant access to their loved one to help in the healing process, according to St. Louis Fisher House Manager Vanniecia Brown.

“We have heard stories of family members who stay at the Fisher House and need money for their everyday needs. Sometimes it is because their stay at the house becomes extended while their family member is being treated at the hospital,” said Scott Credit Union Community Relations Supervisor Jennifer Hess. “We are honored to partner with AFFN to be able to provide these gift cards for the family members for free. They are truly a thank you to the family for their loved one’s service to our country.”

Scott Credit Union has supported the local Fisher House with several fundraising efforts.

“When they were raising money to build the Fisher House here, we were excited about the opportunity to help with the effort to provide housing for injured military members’ families during their time of need,” Hess said. “Now, we are happy to play a small part in helping them offer support to the families who are staying at the house. We are thankful for the partnership with AFFN.”

Family members want to stay with their loved ones during treatment, but few can afford extended stays in commercial lodgings, according to Brown. That’s when Fisher House provides free housing for the family members.

Founded by New York City real estate developer Zachary Fisher, Fisher House is a nationwide private-public program that makes homes available to military families. The 16,000-square-foot St. Louis Fisher House was constructed on the Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center campus in south St. Louis. The house features 20 bedroom suites and accommodates 42 guests at a time.

Once it was constructed, the Fisher House Foundation donated the building to the VA. From that point forward, the VA has staffed and maintained the Fisher House for patients’ families.

For more information about Fisher House in St. Louis, or to donate, visit www.fisherhouseinstl.org.

AFFN is an ATM and POS (point-of-sale) network providing the U.S. military community with ready access to their funds through ATM and POS terminals located at or near U.S. military bases worldwide, with over 25 years of service to the military, defense, and civilian communities worldwide.

Scott Credit Union is a financial cooperative. When someone opens an account at the credit union, they become a member and an owner. Because of its structure, Scott Credit Union has given $11 million back to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate over the past 11 years.

Scott Credit Union currently has 16 area locations: Scott Air Force Base; East Belleville; Fairview Heights; Collinsville; O’Fallon; Edwardsville; Waterloo; Highland; West Belleville; Mascoutah; Troy; Wood River; Columbia; Ladue, MO; Crestwood, MO; 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 in Illinois and Missouri.

PHOTO: SCU PRESENTS GIFT CARDS– Scott Credit Union in partnership with the Armed Forces Financial Network recently presented $1,000 in thank you gift cards to help military families staying at the Fisher House in St. Louis. Pictured are Fisher House Manager Vanniecia Brown, left, and SCU Marketing Manager Kay Dresner.

 


 


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