Armed Forces Financial Network and Air Force FCU Donate “Thank You” Gift Cards to the Lackland Fish
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Armed Forces Financial Network and Air Force FCU Donate
“Thank You” Gift Cards to the Lackland Fisher House
SAN ANTONIO, TX— The Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN), along with on base financial institutions on JBSA-Lackland, presented 80 “Thank You” cards valued at $50 each to the Lackland Fisher House to distribute to military families staying at the houses. The gift cards are the organization’s way of saying “Thank You” for the service and sacrifice made by the men and women in our military.
AFFN, in partnership with the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) and the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA), has proudly supported the Fisher House Foundation and individual Fisher Houses in Germany and the United States with the AFFN Military Community Support Program. Since 2005, the program has provided over $612,100.00 in direct support during that period. Every dollar distributed has assisted military service members and their families for care, comfort, and food while staying at the Fisher House.
Air Force Federal Credit Union representatives made the presentation of the gift cards, which totaled $4,000.00 to Doug Walters, Col, USA (Ret) (Fisher House Board of Directors President) and Dwayne Hopkins (Fisher House Executive Director) on behalf of the financial institutions on JBSA-Lackland.
“The support and enterprise of the financial institutions, along with AFFN, to provide the Lackland Fisher House with the “Thank You” cards by raising funds through their network is an incredible gesture to the Fisher House,” Doug Walters said. “We sincerely thank the institutions for their continued support. It ultimately aids our mission of providing for military families in medical crisis.”
The “Thank You” cards can be used at any locations worldwide accepting AFFN payments including Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). The cards function the same as Debit or ATM cards, and will be distributed to military personnel by Fisher House management.
About Fisher House
Fisher House is a public-private partnership with the military that provides families living quarters and support when coping with specialized medical situations. The JBSA-Lackland Fisher House is a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill or injured patients receiving treatment at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. For more details, visit www.fisherhouseinc.org.
AFFN is an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Network founded in 1985, co-owned by DCUC and AMBA, servicing over 354 defense credit unions and military banks, 93 million cardholders, at over 500,000 ATMs and over 2.3 million merchant/retail locations globally. To learn more about AFFN, please visit www.affn.org.
About Air Force FCU
Air Force FCU serves the diverse needs of over 41,000 members worldwide with a full array of financial services and the strength of more than $368 million in assets. For additional details about Air Force FCU, visit www.airforcefcu.com.
(L-R) Dwayne F. Hopkins, Executive Director Fisher House, Inc.; Brian Posten, Business Development Officer, Air Force FCU; Doug Walters, Col., USA (Ret), Board of Directors President Fisher House; Danny Sanchez, VP Marketing Air Force FCU, and Mike Rowland, VP Military Business Development Broadway Bank.