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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 Star941fm.com and nominate a child for the recognition.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.4 billion, over 262,000 customers, more than 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA and an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.