GENESEE COUNTY – In an effort to help support America’s troops while overseas, Security Credit Union has once again teamed up with Operation Care Package to collect items to send to the brave men and women serving in the military. Many of the items sent overseas are unavailable to the recipients unless mailed to them from home, which is the basis of the ambition behind the Support Our Troops Drive, hosted by all branches of Security Credit Union.
Mandy Nickels, the Assistant Vice President of Marketing for Security Credit Union (SCU), said the event was spurred by the fact that “SCU has always been an organization that gives back to the communities we serve and Support Our Troops – Operation Care Package fits right into that.”
She continued, saying, “We are a large supporter of the police and military as quite a few of our management team is former military. With this drive, we are able to bring the community together as we all collect items and send them to the brave men and women overseas and give them the comforts of home during the holiday season.”
Having partnered with Operation Care Package for the Support Our Troops drive for six years running, SCU upheld the tradition this year, asking local residents to donate to the drive, regardless of whether they are members at the credit union. The drive ended on Oct. 21, and SCU gathered to present the donated items, along with a $1,000 check to Operation Care Package.
“This is such a great partnership and gives us and our community an opportunity to give back to those who are fighting and giving so much for us and our country overseas,” said Nickels. “This drive plays a large role in SCU’s commitment to the community. It brings the community together as we all collect items to send over.”— Alex Petrie