Firefighters Surpass $500,000 Donation Mark By Way of Special Debit Card
Money goes to the NC State Firemen’s Association in support of state’s firefighters
RALEIGH, NC (5/19/11) — Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) is pleased to report that a specially structured Visa debit card available to all North Carolina firefighters and their families has resulted in a total of $529,633 being donated to the NC State Firemen’s Association (NCSFA).
Along with generating revenue for the NCSFA, which provides training, education and support to NC firefighters, the program stimulates spending in communities across North Carolina. Firefighters and their families have used their cards to spend more than $112 million since April 2003.
“We are proud that our partnership with the NCSFA continues to thrive; in the first quarter of this year alone, the program generated more than $43,000,” said LGFCU President Maurice Smith. “It not only benefits the brave firefighters of our state, but provides a boost to local economies across North Carolina.”
There are currently more than 5,600 cards in circulation.