By Danny Sanchez
The Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN), in partnership with on-base financial institutions on Lackland AFB, presented one-hundred $50.00 “Thank You” cards to the Lackland Fisher House to distribute to military families staying there in 2012. The card is the organization’s way of saying “Thank You” for the service and sacrifice made by the men and women in our armed forces.
Representatives from Air Force Federal Credit Union, Security Service Federal Credit Union and Broadway Bank made the presentation to Maj. Gen. Byron Hepburn (59th Medical Wing Commander), Capt. Leria Diaz (Commander, Financial Analysis Flight 802nd), and Dwayne F. Hopkins (Fisher House Executive Director), on behalf of the financial institutions on Lackland AFB. The $5,000.00 in gift cards were given to Fisher House on Friday, January 6th, 2012.
The “Thank You” cards can be used at any of the 1.3 million locations worldwide accepting AFFN payments including DeCA and AAFES. The cards function the same as regular debit or ATM cards, and residents will be able to use them throughout the year. The cards will be distributed to military personnel by Fisher House management.
AFFN, along with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), has proudly supported the Fisher House Foundation and individual Fisher Houses in Germany and the United States for the last seven years, providing over $1,000,000.00 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.
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