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Freedom Service Dogs Receives $10,000 Donation from Security Service FCU Charitable Foundation

ENGLEWOOD, CO – The Security Service Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation is helping provide an upgrade to the training area for Freedom Service Dogs (FSD). Through a $10,000 donation, funds will be used to purchase outdoor sunshades for the dog recreation area, protecting dogs and volunteers from sun, rain, ice, and snow.

FSD specializes in unleashing the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Since its founding, they have successfully trained over 400 service dogs at no-cost to clients.

“This donation is allowing us to utilize the recreation area for a greater amount of time which is beneficial for training, play, and morale,” said Michele Ostrander, president and CEO for Freedom Service Dogs. “This enhances our productivity and the overall training experience for our dogs and volunteers.”

Among FSD’s dog recipients are members of the military who are now living with disabilities as well as other individuals with a diverse array of special needs. “We are honored to help support an organization such as Freedom Service Dogs as they work to train service dogs for members of the military and other individuals at no cost,” said Derrick Aguilar, senior vice president of member service – Mountain Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “We will be adding to this donation this summer through the work of our Volunteer Corps as they assist with the training, care, and fostering of dogs used in the program.”

As a result of FSD's work, hundreds of people with disabilities have increased independence and an improved quality of life. In addition, through shelter and rescue partnerships, FSD's work has assisted in improving canine welfare and mitigating shelter overcrowding. The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union's market areas.

The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service’s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens. The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union by enriching the lives of its members with beneficial financial solutions and a lifetime of service excellence. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.


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