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San Diego County Credit Union honors military kids with deployed parent

SDCCU is sponsoring local radio station’s ‘Little Military Heroes’ promotion, providing laptops to children

4/14/2014 12:00 a.m.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., (April 10, 2014) -- San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is a proud sponsor of a new program that is honoring children whose parents are serving in the military on deployment.
The “Little Military Heroes” program, organized by San Diego radio station KMYI-FM/Star 94.1, is drawing rave reviews from the community for the encouragement it is providing to local military families, according to Teresa Halleck, president and CEO at SDCCU.
“Deployment can be emotionally challenging for any military family and the separation can be especially stressful for children,” said Halleck. “We are proud to sponsor this effort that is recognizing the sacrifice made by children dealing with a parent’s absence due to deployment. We hope, in a small way, to help smooth the transition, foster resiliency and strengthen connections between a parent and child.”
SDCCU is providing a brand new laptop computer to each of the “little military heroes” selected on a monthly basis by the radio station, operated by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. Laptops were selected in order to provide a way to help children cope with the separation by staying in touch with their deployed parent, SDCCU said.
Parents, relatives and caregivers of children who have a parent deployed for military service are encouraged to visit and nominate a child for the recognition.
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