Cancer survivor and Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union employee Brenda Barnwell joined more than 40 credit union employees at Relay for Life on Friday to celebrate the more than $11,700 they raised for the American Cancer Society.
An employee of Fort Campbell Federal for 26 years, Brenda was diagnosed in 2007 with breast cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy that kept her away from work for 8 months. “It was difficult, but I had lots of love from the credit union.”
Employees and members raised over $11,700 from April to June through employee-run events and member donations, many of which were made in Brenda’s honor. “Our members are just the greatest,” Brenda says, smiling brightly.
Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union employees also raised over $21,000 for the United Way and $7,500 for the American Heart Association in 2008, much of that coming directly from employee donations.
“We have some of the most giving employees and with 2 new branches opening soon we look forward to continuing our tradition of community involvement.” says Stewart Ramsey, President and C.E.O. of Fort Campbell Federal.
With more than 35,000 members and 7 branches, Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union has a great history of serving the military and their families and now serves anyone who lives or works in Montgomery and Stewart counties in Tennessee and Christian, Trigg, and Todd counties in Kentucky.