Gift Helps Expectant Mothers

Maternal Fetal Medicine Machine Helps Expectant Mothers

Dr. Anadir Silva, the Physician Lead for Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at MedStar Health in Bel Air, explains how the special fetal medicine chair works to benefit patients and their babies.Freedom recently funded a piece of state-of the-art equipment for MedStar Health’s Maternal Fetal Medicine Center (MFM) in Bel Air. The new Maternal Fetal Machine and its viewing monitor helps expectant mothers at risk. The gift also helps us show our support of women in Harford County! In September, MedStar Health held a ceremony to celebrate the gift.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Center physicians are high-risk pregnancy experts. MFM physicians work with other specialist to keep women healthy as their bodies change and their babies grow. The Center addresses chronic health issues and helps women with unexpected problems like bleeding, high blood pressure, or early labor.

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Center’s Lead is Dr. Anadir Silva. Dr. Silva credits Freedom with providing better patient care by paying for the Maternal Fetal Machine. The equipment greatly enhances patients’ experience and comfort. The large-screen monitor allows family members who are with the expectant mother to see fetal images.

Freedom’s CEO, Mike MacPherson, attended the equipment dedication. Representing MedStar were Dr. Silva, Karol Edwards, Regional Director of MedStar’s Ambulatory Services, and Linda Hawes, MedStar Bel Air’s Manager of Operations.

Mr. MacPherson said, “In my position there are very few ‘no brainers’ that you can make a call on. So, when I heard about this opportunity and the necessity for this particular chair and what it represents for soon-to-be moms, we had to support it. It’s really important that we serve the community, not just as a credit union and financial institution, but as a community partner.”

Empty Stocking Fund Collection Drive

Empty Stocking Fund Collection Begins October 6Empty Stocking Fund Collection

Join us in helping to make the holidays a little brighter for Harford County’s families in need—donate to the Empty Stocking Fund! Bring new unwrapped toys, food goods, or monetary donations to any of our five branches. The collection drive kicks off October, 6th and continues through the end of the year.

Collection bins for new unwrapped toys and food items will be available at all five Freedom branches. Collected items go to Empty Stocking headquarters as the bins fill. Before the holidays, volunteers then pull together a “stocking” full of of donated items specially chosen for each child on the Fund’s list. Bring in a gift for a baby, a teenage boy, or a toddler girl. Stockings are given out to kids of all ages and with all interests!

Get in the holiday spirit and make a donation to The Empty Stocking Fund this season!

Fundraiser Benefits Children’s Hospital

Credit Unions for Kids Benefit

We’re participating in a Children’s Miracle Network fundraiser! The Miracle Jeans Day-Credit Union for Kids benefit raises money for our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Donate at any branch throughout September to benefit Johns Hopkins Children’s hospital.

Miracle Jeans Day 

The Miracle Jeans Day-Credit Union for Kids fundraiser began with employees. Freedom employees were encouraged to donate $5 for the opportunity to go “Casual for Kids” by wearing jeans. The one-day event took place on September 13. Proceeds support John’s Hopkins Children’s Hospital’s greatest needs, including include life-saving research, treatments, equipment and charitable care.

Collection Boxes Available in all Branches as Benefit Continues

Fundraising continues through the end of September. As more employees give, we encourage members to chip in as well. Help us reach our goal of $1,000 in donations!

Sponsorships and Giveback

It’s important to us to give back. To support the Harford County Community, we provide free financial education, support local organizations, and routinely volunteer in the community. It’s all about making Freedom a special place to work and a special place to bank.