In honor of Veteran’s Day, American Eagle Financial Credit Union, with the help of its members, donated $5,000 to Community Renewal Team (CRT) of Hartford and Middlesex counties to help veterans in the local area. Members of American Eagle FCU were encouraged to use their debit cards on Veteran’s Day with $0.10 on every purchase made donated to CRT.
“On behalf of CRT’s Veteran Services, we are extremely grateful for the continued support of American Eagle Financial Credit Union, and this generous gift generated by their members,” says Christopher McCluskey, Vice President of Housing and Community Services for the Community Renewal Team. “These funds will go a long way in our efforts on behalf of veterans throughout Central Connecticut. It is because of these acts of kindness that we are able to maintain our programs throughout the year.”
Community Renewal Team (CRT) is a community action agency for Hartford and Middlesex counties. CRT connects people to resources, programs and services that resolve urgent needs, provide support for when individuals are the midst of a crisis and empower others to take steps to create their own opportunities. CRT has programs specifically for veterans; this includes Veterans Crossing, a transitional residence in East Hartford for male vets who are homeless. CRT’s Support Services for Veteran Families helps both male and female veterans and their families stabilize their housing, and avoid homelessness. Veterans can also find work through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.