Freedom Snags Honorable Mention for Savings Excellence
This year America Saves and Military Saves week was February 27 through March 4. As our way of giving back to the community, we matched deposits up to $50 for new savings accounts.
America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence recognizes extraordinary efforts to encourage saving during America Saves Week/Military Saves Week. The award is given each year to banks and credit unions that get people to open and add to savings accounts.
America Saves Week is coordinated each year by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. According to a Press Release from America Saves,
“The Foundation is proud to be working with America Saves on the Designation. The America Saves Week effort is great for credit unions to be aware of in terms of helping their members save, as encouraging savings and financial capability are part of credit unions’ DNA,” said Gigi Hyland, executive director of National Credit Union Foundation and chair of the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence credit union selection committee.”
Military Saves Week 2016, February 22–27
Saving is crucial to getting ahead financially. Always remember to pay yourself first — put a little aside each pay day! During Military Saves Week we’re asking the military community to make the pledge to save.
As our way of giving back to the military community, we’re matching deposits up to $50 for new savings accounts for service members and their families between February 22-27, 2016.
Active-duty, Guard, Reserve and retired service members, and their families are eligible to take part in Military Saves Week. Whether you’re saving to reduce debt, buy a home or pay for a child’s education, this special match program could help you get a jump start on your efforts.
Freedom will match:
- $50 for Adult savings accounts opened with a $50 deposit.*
- $25 for Youth savings accounts opened with a $25 deposit.*
Don’t miss out on this special savings match offer. Join Freedom with at least a $50 deposit to a savings account today.
And be sure to take the pledge to build wealth — not debt!
Go to militarysaves.org to submit your pledge today!
*Bonus funds will be placed on hold and released for availability after 60 days. If after 60 days the new member account has not been activated, the funds will be withdrawn and no bonus will be paid. This special is only open for new memberships and for one week only.
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and other Military Support
Freedom has provided 63 years of support to military members, as well as civilian employees of the Department of Defense, their families and retirees.
We’re a tenant organization at the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground and have operated a full service branch office there since 1956. Our branch at 5002 Hoadley Road, offers a drive-up ATM, drive-up teller, and convenient lobby hours. New memberships, savings accounts, checking accounts, and other member services are available in-person, online at www.freedomfcu.org, or by calling 800-440-4120, our 24/7/365 Contact Center.
Sponsorships, Memberships and Participation:
- APG Military Appreciation Week – Multiple year sponsorship through HCCC
- APG Morale Welfare Recreation (MWR)
- APG Army Community Services
- APG Retiree Day sponsor
- APG Safety Day participant
- Army Alliance
- Association of United States Army (AUSA)
- Fisher House
- Military Saves Week
- Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC)
- “O” Day Picnic sponsorship
Financial education programs:
- Basic Budgeting
- Thrifty and Wise Use of Credit
- Identity Theft
- How to Buy a Car
- How to Buy a Home
- How to Sell a Home
- CU Foundation of MD/DC annual scholarship competition
- Freestate ChalleNGe Academy scholarships
- Harford County Chamber of Commerce scholarship support
- Harford Community College annual scholarship for Freedom member
- Women in Defense – Multiple sponsorships