(EAST HARTFORD, CT) The American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving awarded a $2,500 grant to The Salvation Army located in Hartford. This donation was announced at The Salvation Army/WTIC-AM 1080 Holiday Store at the Hilton Homewood Suites in Glastonbury on December 13, 2013.
In addition to this grant, 31 American Eagle FCU employees will be collecting and sorting donations at The Salvation Army/WTIC-AM 1080 Holiday Store in Glastonbury for over 100 hours.
According to Dean Marchessault, executive vice president and chief operations officer at American Eagle, the Credit Union has supported the WTIC Holiday Store with donations and/or volunteers since 2005. For the past nine years, the Credit Union has contributed a total of $16,000 to The Salvation Army in sponsorships and grants. For the past eight years, Credit Union employees have volunteered over 400 hours at The Salvation Army/WTIC-AM Holiday Store.
“This annual event provides needy Connecticut families with enough food and clothing during the holiday season, “ said James Gordon, director of public relations and marketing for The Salvation Army. “We appreciate businesses like American Eagle Federal Credit Union that come out and help us assist our Connecticut neighbors in need,” he added.
Christmas donations are also used to support The Salvation Army programs in Connecticut on a year-round basis. The funds raised support programs that include 'at risk - after school programs,' senior citizen and veterans’ activities, grocery orders from the food pantry, and seasonal events such as toys and gifts for those in need and The Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving and Christmas meal programs.
Dean Marchessault encouraged other businesses to write a check or drop off a donation to help assist the individuals and families that need The Salvation Army’s help the most during this holiday season and throughout the rest of the year.
About the American Eagle
Federal Credit Union Fund
American Eagle Federal Credit Union established a Donor-advised Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to foster the Credit Union’s support for charitable giving and community outreach. The fund serves as the Credit Union’s primary source of charitable giving in the Greater Hartford area. The Fund provides grants in Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland counties to support education and youth with an emphasis on literacy and personal finance; basic human needs including food, clothing, and shelter; and community development. The Fund enables the Credit Union to be actively involved with fundraising and charitable giving, while maximizing the expertise and experience of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
About the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, established in 1925, is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents, it receives gifts from generous individuals and families and, in 2012, awarded more than $27 million in grants to a broad range of area nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860.548.1888.
About American Eagle Federal Credit Union
American Eagle Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative and is Connecticut’s largest community credit union with 12 community offices, 102,000 members, and $1.4 billion in assets. The Credit Union was founded by employees of Pratt & Whitney in 1935 and provides banking services to the residents and businesses in Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland counties. The Credit Union’s Glastonbury branch is located at 109 Sycamore Street and is open to the public. The branch is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. All member deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, visit americaneagle.org.