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Ohio Credit Unions donate 343 hours of phone cards to let troops
overseas call home
(May 4, 2005) – Ohio credit unions have donated more than 100
long-distant calling cards to the USO in a project that will
allow troops overseas more than 340 hours of talk time to speak
with loved ones back home.
members and volunteer directors of Ohio’s credit unions donated
the calling cards as part of the Ohio Credit Union League’s
Seventh Annual Outreach Project, conducted at the trade
association’s 71st Annual Convention & Expo in downtown
Columbus, April 21-23.
Project collected 106 calling cards worth 20,600 minutes -- or
343 hours -- for U.S. military personnel overseas.
Sue Helmreich, the
Ohio Credit Union League’s Manager of Outreach Programs,
delivered the cards to Jake Brewer, the Executive Director of
the USO of Columbus and Central Ohio on April 29. The USO will
distribute the cards to service men and women serving overseas.
"One of the most
precious gifts our soldiers and sailors receive is the
opportunity to call home,” Helmreich said. “Ohio credit unions
are happy to provide a way to help our service men and women
catch up with family members and friends back home.”
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Sue Helmreich, of the Ohio Credit Union League, presents
international calling cards donated by Ohio credit unions, to
Jake Brewer, the Executive Director of the USO of Columbus and
Central Ohio, with help from members of the 88th Regional
Readiness Command, including SFC Richardson, SFC Pesquera, and
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The Ohio Credit Union League, with offices in Dublin, Ohio,
is a trade association representing nearly 500 credit unions.
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institutions owned and democratically controlled by their
member/owners and governed by volunteer boards of
directors. Ohio credit unions are provide savings, loans, and
other consumer financial services to nearly 3 million Ohioans.
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