Island Federal Credit Union Promotion Supports Hope For The Warriors' Military Families

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Proceeds from “Dog Tag” Promotion benefit nonprofit Hope For The Warriors.

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Island Federal Credit Union is such a huge part of the Hope For The Warriors® community on Long Island.

Island Federal Credit Union (Island) (http://www.islandfcu.com) offered a special “Dog Tag” Promotion to raise funds and awareness for the growing needs of service members and military families. Island members had the opportunity to purchase $1 “Dog Tags” from any of the seven Island branches, raising more than $7,500 for Hope For The Warriors®, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

The “Dog Tag” Promotion ran throughout the summer and ended over Labor Day weekend. Island displayed the “Dog Tags” throughout each branch, providing their members the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment and support for the sacrifices of our service members.

Although they are longtime supporters of Hope For The Warriors®, this is the first year that Island has supported Hope For The Warriors® through promotional endeavors. Island has branches in Bellmore, Hicksville, Massapequa, Riverhead, Sayville, Selden, and a main office in Hauppauge. Each branch surpassed its fundraising goal, and the Hicksville location led fundraising efforts by raising $2,259 for the promotion.

“Island Federal Credit Union is such a huge part of the Hope For The Warriors® community on Long Island,” said Tina Atherall, Executive Vice President of Hope For The Warriors®. “They gave their members the chance to give back to our military, and we are humbled and ecstatic that their fundraising goal was tripled.”

Island Federal Credit Union will sponsor the 7th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors® on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Lindenhurst, Long Island. For more information on the Long Island Run For The Warriors®, visit http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/2014LIRun.

The mission of Hope For The Warriors® (http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org) is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.

Hope For The Warriors® has earned a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator (http://www.charitynavigator.org) for three consecutive years. Charity Navigator is an independent organization that evaluates fiscal responsibility and accountability of nonprofits.

Hope For The Warriors® (Federal Tax ID 20-5182295) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity as defined in sections 509(A)(1) and 170(B)(1)(A)(VI) of the Internal Revenue Code. Combined Federal Campaign, CFC #27800.

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