From left, Mike Mercer, president/CEO, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates; Marshall Boutwell, president/CEO Peach State FCU; Dale Beatty, co-founder, Purple Heart Homes; Britnee and Hamilton Kinard, recipients of the first CU mortgage and John Gallina, Purple Heart Homes co-founder.

A credit union in Georgia has partnered with a multi-state non-profit organization to help make housing finance loans available to wounded veterans returning home.

The 41,000 member, $247 million Peach State Federal Credit Union and a CUSO, the Credit Union Financial Services Organization, have inked the agreement with the Purple Heart Homes, an organization which takes donated foreclosed properties, renovates them and then provides them at reduced costs to wounded veterans.

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