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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union (FBFCU) has received a $1,500 grant from the Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN) to help with its Honor U with a Gift (H.U.G.) campaign. Over the past three months, FBFCU staffers have been selling $10 Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) gift cards to members to send to troops deployed overseas. The grant will go towards purchasing more gift cards. “We wanted to somehow give back to the troops by showing our thanks, so the staff really got behind this campaign,” FBFCU President/CEO David Elliott said. “This grant from AFFN is extra special, because it will provide 150 more Fort Bragg soldiers with a little “H.U.G.” from home.” The AFFN grant, which Fort Bragg FCU applied for in June, would match any credit union’s donation for a worthwhile purpose up to $1,500. “Credit unions can make a noticeable difference by supporting the needs of soldiers and their families,” AFFN President/CEO David Weber said. “Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union has worked hard to help provide some comforts to deployed soldiers through the gift cards. AFFN is pleased to be able to provide this grant to help even more soldiers.” With the grant, FBFCU was able to raise more than $16,000 to purchase more than 1,775 AAFES gift cards. Fort Bragg FCU has been working with the Fort Bragg Command to get the cards to Fort Bragg soldiers fighting in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. So far, more than 825 of the gift cards have been sent to troops stationed overseas.

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