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Tower FCU Supports Local Children’s Hospital

‘Have a Heart’ campaign raises $30,000.

March 28, 2012
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Tower Federal Credit Union employees and members raised $30,000 for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Md., during the $2.47 billion asset credit union’s annual “Have a Heart” fundraiser in February.

For a donation of $1 or more, Tower Federal members and employees wrote their names or the names of family members on a colorful paper heart. The hearts were displayed in the credit union’s 16 branches and the Member Service Center located at Tower Headquarters in Laurel, Md.

During the “Have-a-Heart” campaign, Tower employees challenged one another to see who could sell the most hearts.

“Tower employees really stepped up to the challenge of raising the most funds this year,” says Lisa Knotts, Tower’s administrative assistant. “As a result of their efforts, we’re able to make a sizeable contribution to help care for the sick children at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.”

The top sellers (pictured above) were Theresa Ringer, Joyce Knott, Nancy White, Sharon Hobgood, Linda Garner, Kathy Gibson, Mary Pat Gleason-Miller, and Colleen Pettus who together raised $8,500.

Throughout February, Tower members purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes, including a bundle of gift cards valued at $395, good for a variety of retail stores and local restaurants; Kindle Fire tablet; and a two-night vacation package at a resort in Virginia.

Money raised from the raffles contributed to the grand total collected during the “Have a Heart” campaign.

The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is a member hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network, an organization dedicated to helping raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals throughout North America.

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