Northeast Credit Union Supports Honor Flight New England
Throughout the month of November, Northeast Credit Union raised funds in support of Honor Flight New England, an organization dedicated to honoring WWII and Korean War veterans by sending them to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect at war memorials at no cost. Since its first flight in 2009, Honor Flight has since sent over 2,000 veterans to the nation’s capital to visit those memorials honoring their service and sacrifices.
As part of Northeast Credit Union’s Love Your Community Project, the branches sold paper stars with the proceeds benefiting Honor Flight NE. In total, the branches’ star sales raised $2,830 for Honor Flight NE. In addition to the star sales, Northeast Credit Union also made a $5,000 donation to the organization making a grand total of $7,830.
“The sacrifices made by our nation’s servicemen and women allow us to continue living as the free country we are today,” said Timothy Collia, President and CEO of Northeast Credit Union. “To support these heroes and provide them with a proper tribute for their service is the best way we can say thank you and remind them that these sacrifices are not taken for granted.”
According to Honor Flight New England Founder and Executive Director Joseph Byron,” each flight costs around $600 per person, so a donation of this size will send around 13 veterans on this trip of a lifetime.”
To learn more about Honor Flight, please visit honorflightnewengland.org.