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Fort Knox Federal Honored for USA Cares Support

Monday, November 13, 2017  
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  Credit Union President and CEO Ray Springsteen (center), Vice President of Retail Operations Marc Prasch and Shepherdsville Branch Manager Teresa Clark receive an award at the gala for Fort Knox Federal’s contributions to USA Cares.

RADCLIFF, KY – November 13, 2017 – Fort Knox Federal Credit Union was honored to be recognized for its partnership with USA Cares and ongoing contributions to help military veterans last month at the 2017 USA Cares Gala in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the years, Fort Knox Federal and its members have donated over $325,000 to USA Cares, supporting their mission to assist military families in crisis. These funds have directly helped more than 100 military families pay their utility bills, buy food and fuel, as well as assist with housing costs.

“Fort Knox Federal Credit Union has been such a wonderful partner over the years that we wanted to express our appreciation,” said Hank Patton, USA Cares Executive Director. “Fort Knox Federal continues to demonstrate a valuable commitment to our mission of supporting military families when they need it most; because of this, Fort Knox Federal has established themselves as one of our strongest partners and we cannot thank them enough.”

USA Cares originally started as a grassroots partnership of the Fort Knox Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, Kroger Food Stores – Mid-South Division, and WAVE-3 TV, the NBC affiliate in Louisville. Fort Knox Federal was one of the earliest supporters of USA Cares and continues to give towards their mission along with many of the Credit Union’s generous members. 
“We’re proud to partner with USA Cares to support veterans and their families,” said Ray Springsteen, Fort Knox Federal President and CEO. “Fort Knox Federal is dedicated to improving our members’ financial lives and supporting community organizations like USA Cares is part of our ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”
A portion of the donations to the organization were dues paid by Fort Knox Federal for new credit union members who joined as part of the USA Cares Patriot Club field of membership. In 2014, USA Cares launched the Patriot Club which is open to anyone wishing to support the organization’s mission and donate to supporting military families.  All dues and gifts to the Patriot Club go directly to sustain USA Cares’ support of military families. 

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About Fort Knox Federal
Fort Knox Federal is a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving the community since 1950. We are the largest Kentucky-based credit union with nearly $1.5 billion in assets and were named Best Mortgage Company and Best Credit Union in the 2017 News-Enterprise Readers Choice Survey. Fort Knox Federal exists to improve the financial lives of its members, which now include approximately 100,000 individuals in our civilian and military communities. It’s simple to become a member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.
About USA Cares
USA Cares ( is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that addresses the critical and unmet needs of post-9/11 service members and their families by providing them with immediate financial and advocacy support in times of crisis. The non-profit organization strives to reach families at the earliest stage of intervention to prevent further financial distress and suffering. USA Cares has responded to over 97,000 requests for emergency financial help with millions of dollars in granted assistance.
USA Cares Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 12359. To donate or to request assistance, please visit