American Eagle Federal Credit Union Fund
Awards $2,500 to The
and Sends Employees to Volunteer
at the Salvation Army / WTIC Holiday
EAST HARTFORD - 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 helped collect
and sort 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
(L-R Angelica Roche, Dorca Rodriguez, and
Michele DeLuco, American Eagle FCU employees, were among 31
employees who volunteered.)
“This annual event provides needy Connecticut families with 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.
During the check presentation, Dean Marchessault also 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 year-round.