PODCAST: Serving the military community
Credit unions find local ways to serve veterans at home, in the office.
Whether it’s raising money for honor flights or creating supportive employee resource groups, credit unions have a long history of commitment to servicemembers.
The episode begins with Black Hills Federal’s April Meyerink. The senior business development officer discusses how the Rapid City, S.D., credit union supports the Veterans Community Project, a village of tiny homes that allows veterans to live independently.
GCS Credit Union’s Keith Burton and Candice Greene explain the Tee Up Fore Veterans Golf Tournament, their donations to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight and Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs, and what it means to give veterans a memorable experience. To honor former GCS board member Bert Enfield, Burton recently joined veterans on an honor flight to Washington, D.C.
VyStar Credit Union’s Maryanne Kolisnyk discusses how the Jacksonville, Fla.-based credit union’s veteran’s employee resource group brings staff together and increases support throughout the institution.
In this episode:
1:40: Introduction to April Meyerink
2:02: The Veterans Community Project
4:12: Black Hills Federal’s focus on community service
6:37: Why support veteran causes?
8:20: Sioux Falls’ military community
9:20: Challenge coins
11:37: Introduction to Keith Burton and Candice Greene
12:48: Tee Up Fore Veterans and the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight
16:18: Burton’s first honor flight
18:00: Got Your Six PTSD Support Dogs
19:17: Veterans in the community
20:40: Veteran sacrifices
22:18: Credit unions’ role in the community
24:55: Burton’s Washington, D.C. memories
25:59: Introduction to VyStar Credit Union
26:53: VyStar’s veteran’s employee resource group
29:38: Sharing a common bond