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Thousands of “Thank You” letters are headed overseas to brighten the holidays for troops serving our country this season
SDCCU and Channel 933’s Big Thank You collects 43,508 letters!
12/21/2017 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU extends its thanks to the community for helping to collect a total of 43,508 thank you letters for troops overseas—that’s more than double the goal! Last month, SDCCU teamed up with the Kramer and Geena Morning Show on Channel 933 and A Million Thanks with a goal to collect 20,000 thank you letters for men and women serving overseas. This holiday season, 190,000 troops will be deployed overseas. That’s 190,000 families that won’t get to share turkey, exchange gifts and spend time together.
“We hope to make the holidays a little brighter for these brave men and women. On behalf of everyone at SDCCU, we are incredibly thankful for the work of active military serving overseas and appreciate the sacrifices they make to protect our country. We are also thankful for everyone who participated in this important effort,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.
Through November 18, the community was encouraged to visit any of SDCCU’s 43 convenient branch locations to take a few minutes to write a handwritten thank you letter on our custom Big Thank You letterhead. The response was incredible—thousands of letters were written by individuals, families, classrooms, entire schools, community organizations and more!
The letters will be sent and distributed overseas by A Million Thanks. The mission of A Million Thanks is to provide support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women through sending letters and granting betterment of life wishes, as well as providing higher education scholarships to their children. Since its creation in 2004, A Million Thanks has distributed more than seven million letters to troops stationed around the world.
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