United Heritage Credit Union Sponsors Honor Flight Austin
United Heritage Flies Veterans to Washington, D.C. for a Trip of a Lifetime
In 2022, the United Heritage Charity Foundation began partnering with Honor Flight Austin for its giving initiatives which focused on Military & Veteran Assistance. The Credit Union believes in the philosophy of people helping people and seeks to make the biggest impact in a direct way for the communities we serve. Not only did UHCU sponsor a flight in 2023, but it also invited UHCU employees to sign up to be a guardian for a veteran as well as engaged its employee volunteer group, Team United Heritage, to attend the Welcome Home event as a group. Kevin Farley, Vice Chairman of the Charity Foundation, was present at the Welcome Home event and shared what some of the guardian's duties were during their travel, "This was a quick two-day trip where our UHCU employees had the honor of escorting military service members throughout their time in Washington DC. They visited the various memorials, looked up friends and fellow soldiers that they served with but did not return, and had the opportunity to listen and share stories about their experiences in the military."
In addition to donating $50,000 for veterans to take a flight at the end of October, United Heritage donated a laptop to the organization to use for presentations and administrative work. Honor Flight Austin gives 100 percent of its proceeds to the veterans it serves, and relies on donations to support its cause. If you or someone you know is a veteran in the Austin area, visit their website www.honorflightaustin.org to learn more.
About United Heritage Charity Foundation
Founded in 2003, the United Heritage Charity Foundation was developed as a 501(c)(3) to improve the lives of others in its local communities. The Charity Foundation's goals are to support organizations in initiatives that make Central and East Texas a better place to live, work, and attend school. The United Heritage Charity Foundation's areas of focus include family support services, healthcare, military & veteran assistance, and education. For more information visit, uhcf.org. The United Heritage Charity Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the United Heritage Credit Union and has distributed over $2 million since its inception.
About United Heritage Credit Union
United Heritage Credit Union is a full-service financial institution whose vision is "To be your primary financial institution."