Navy Federal Employees Surprise USO Northwest Florida With Recovery Donation

December 25, 2020

Navy Federal Credit Union surprised USO Northwest Florida with an over $8,000 donation to support Hurricane Sally recovery efforts. The funds were raised by Navy Federal employees through a printer reduction program, and will especially help in rebuilding the USO location at NAS Pensacola which suffered severe damage from the storm.

Some 85% of Navy Federal’s team in Pensacola has been working from home since early March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to do so today. The credit union’s Administrative Services team saw an opportunity, one that would cut back on desktop printers not being used and give back to the local military community.

“We’re always looking for ways to do what’s right by our members, our community and our employees,” said Keith Hoskins, senior vice president of Greater Pensacola for Navy Federal Credit Union. “This project did just that. In an effort to reduce the amount of desktop printers not being used on campus, we launched a project where employees were given the opportunity to purchase a printer at a discounted cost.”

In a matter of four weeks, all printers were sold and the project raised over $8,000 for USO Northwest Florida.

“We’re thrilled with the results of this project but even more so honored to be able to help USO Northwest Florida continue its mission to serve the military and their families,” said Hoskins. “The comfort they bring to our service members, whether it be serving meals over the holidays or welcoming new families as they make NAS Pensacola home, is truly unmatched.”

USO Northwest Florida serves 400,000 military service members per year through support and programs such as creating care packages for deployed loved ones, virtual family reading programs, networking groups for spouses, home cooked meals around the holidays and more.

“USO Northwest Florida is honored to serve those who serve this country day in and day out,” said Dana Cervantes, Executive Director of USO Northwest Florida. “We would not be able to do what we do without the support from our amazing community partners and dedicated volunteers. We are truly grateful for this wonderful donation from our friends at Navy Federal Credit Union and applaud them for their continuous support of our service members.”

Comments

2 Responses to “Navy Federal Employees Surprise USO Northwest Florida With Recovery Donation”

  1. Lou on December 30th, 2020 3:23 pm

    Outstanding. The uso is one of the few organizations that truly support our troops here at home and around the world. The USO on board Pensacola NAS and the airport are a great place for our man and woman in uniform and their families. Thank you Navy Federal

  2. Nancy Braun on December 27th, 2020 8:35 am

    I love working for Navy Federal Credit Union, and as a 20 year Navy spouse and a navy brat, I can tell you how this warms my heart to know that I am part of this wonderful organization, I know that the donation could not have come at a better time for our community, thank you Mr. Hoskins for your involvement in keeping our community cared for!





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