Keesler Federal Credit Union recently donated supplies to aid homeless veterans throughout Mississippi. The donation was made to 5th Squad, an organization that assists veterans in Mississippi with immediate and life-sustaining resources.
Keesler Federal donated 650 rolling duffle bags containing night-lights, dental kits, and notebooks. 5th Squad will use the bags in combination with other donations for homeless veterans. Donations were also made directly to the Mississippi Gulf Coast VA program.
5th Squad partners directly with the Veterans Administration through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program for Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) to assist veterans who are facing homelessness or who suffer from shelter/home insecurity. Through support and donations, 5th Squad provides essential support for individuals facing poverty, dangerous living conditions and an increased risk of suicide.
“Keesler Federal has deep military roots, so it’s very important to us to support veterans through organizations such as 5th Squad,” said Andy Swoger, Keesler Federal CEO and President. “Individuals who have served our country deserve our thanks and support, and this is especially true for those struggling to meet basic needs.”
The support for 5th Squad is part of Keesler Federal’s Community Giveback program. The Biloxi-based credit union also supports such organizations as Make-A-Wish, CASA (foster child support), Backpacks for Bright Futures (school supplies for kindergarteners), First Responder of the Year recognition, and Eagles Under the Oaks charity golf tournament (Combat Wounded Veterans of South Mississippi).
About Keesler Federal Credit Union
Established in 1947, Keesler Federal is a dynamic, stable, financially strong credit union dedicated to building a better community, one member, one relationship, one financial solution at a time. The not-
for-profit financial cooperative is owned by its more than 300,000 members worldwide and has 40 locations throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Jackson, Hattiesburg, Mobile, greater New Orleans markets and the UK. Keesler Federal proudly serves the financial needs of people from all walks of life, and membership is widely available to thousands who live, work, worship, or attend school in these areas.