Members of Veterans Count paid tribute to Service Credit Union and its President/CEO, Gordon Simmons, for the credit union’s support of the newly formed organization throughout 2013.
Service Credit Union was a major sponsor of the Salute Our Soldiers events organized by Veterans Count and hosted in Portsmouth at the credit union’s corporate offices and in Nashua. Hundreds of people gathered at these events to raise funds for soldiers and their families who are deployed or returning home from service.
Veterans Count official Bill Schuler presented Simmons with a Christopher James Ward painting entitled “Live Free or Die” of the USS Raleigh, Portsmouth, N.H. and a photo album commemorating the annual May event held in Portsmouth.
In addition, Veterans Count representative Mark Sullivan gave Simmons an American Flag which flew over the skies of Afghanistan on July 4, 2013 with an engraved plate with the words, “Gordon Simmons for all you have done for our military.”
The document on the American Flag case also states “In honor of Service Credit Union and its employees. Thank you for your unwavering support of America, her values, and the warriors who defend her.”
All gifts presented will be displayed in the Service Credit Union museum located on the first floor of the corporate offices on Lafayette Road.
“Service Credit Union is proud to support this patriotic organization which helps veterans and their families,” says Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union. “It is our responsibility to assist the people who served our great country and are in need of assistance. It follows the credit union philosophy of people helping people.”
The funds were used to help veterans and their families with employment, housing, and medical needs. The money that was raised from the dinners helped to fund care coordinators who help New Hampshire military members, veterans, and their families who are in need of short-term, emergency help or services.