May 2023 – #GFCUCares Events
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50th Annual Heroes Luncheon
Thursday, March 25th was the 50th Annual Heroes Luncheon sponsored in part by #GFCUCares
. It was a lovely tribute to the fallen heroes in our community and ensuring their families are not forgotten. Our President and CEO Ken Raymie sits on the board of The 100 Club of San Antonio
, which offers a wide array of support in Bexar County such as financial assistance within 24 hours of a line of duty death, higher education scholarships for children of fallen first responders and financial assistance/ counseling to seriously injured first responders.
Communities In Schools of SA Fundraising Luncheon
GFCU VP, Brent Mora, sits on the board of Communities In Schools of San Antonio
. This organization helps provide basic needs, academic assistance, life skills and so much more to several schools in the #SanAntonio
area. On Thursday, May 18th, they hosted a luncheon to raise funds that will continue to provide direct help onsite at 160 campuses in the area, an instrumental part in ensuring the success of so many children.
Sports Hall of Fame Tribute
San Antonio Sports
hosted its annual Sports Hall of Fame Tribute, honoring local champions who have made an impact in the world of sports. GFCU had the pleasure of attending and supporting the endeavors of an organization that does so much to help keep our community moving through the power of fitness. This event benefits #iPlay, a free sports program for kids in area schools. #GFCUCares
National Police Week
We had the great honor of visiting the San Antonio Police Department
, Balcones Heights PD, and Castle Hills Police Department
stations on Friday, May 12th. Our #GFCUCares
Team went out to share our gratitude and sincere appreciation for their sacrifice and unwavering dedication. We also delivered goodies from Panaderia Jiménez & Coffee Shop
! National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community. We give our respect to these officers and remember those who have lost their lives protecting our communities.
2023 Corporate Cup Charity Donation
South Texas Blood & Tissue Blood Drive
We had a great turnout at our Castle Hills Branch on Tuesday, May 9th for our South Texas Blood & Tissue
Blood Drive. It is estimated that someone needs blood every two seconds and that one pint of blood can save up to three lives. Our combined blood drives this year have collected enough blood to save 99 lives! We are grateful to our members, staff, and business partners who volunteered today to give blood and save lives! #GFCUCares #makingwaves #donateblood
International Firefighters’ Day
was super excited to get out and honor our local San Antonio Fire Department heroes on International Firefighters’ Day. We took pan dulce from Panaderia Jiménez & Coffee Shop
to give thanks to the men and women who give so carelessly for our community every day. May 4th is International Firefighters’ Day because it was linked to the feast day of St. Florian. St Florian was the first known commander of a firefighting squad in the Roman Empire. He lost his life, as well as those of his colleagues, for protecting the same humane idea that firefighters all over the world share even today.