Belvoir Federal Credit Union, Woodbridge, Va., catered a smorgasbord of Thanksgiving dishes to 15 soldiers who were unable to take leave during the holiday season due to their meticulous training on Fort Belvoir. The CEO of Belvoir Federal, Patricia Kimmel, and the Director of Branch Operations, Judy MacDonald, arranged the event after discovering at a meeting a week prior to Thanksgiving that these young men and women would be unable to go home for the holidays.
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, Groton, Conn., donated hundreds of turkeys and canned goods to local food banks this Thanksgiving. The Second Annual Turkey Donation, made possible by the credit union's community giving and community outreach programs, provided $3,000 worth of turkeys in honor of former Charter Oak CEO Larry Hertell. In addition to delivering close to 250 turkeys the week before Thanksgiving, the Credit Union worked hard to increase this year's bounty by holding drives for nonperishable food items like cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, gravy and stuffing. Both members and the public were encouraged to show their thanks this holiday season by donating at any Charter Oak branch. Canned goods were distributed to various food banks throughout eastern Connecticut.