HFCU Charitable Foundation Raffle Raises $37,000 for Veterans in Need

LITTLETON, MA (January 11, 2023) – Illinois resident Denisee Simball was the lucky credit union member who won the coveted $20,000 prize in Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation’s annual fundraising cash raffle. Proceeds benefitted Veterans Inc., headquartered in Worcester, Mass., with additional funds added to total a $50,000 donation to the nonprofit. All 3,000 tickets available for this year’s raffle sold out by December, with Simball’s ticket #11111 being drawn on December 15, 2022.

Hanscom FCU and its Foundation have collaborated on a variety of events with Veterans Inc., a New England-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides essential services, including homelessness prevention, for our nation’s veterans. The funds raised during this year’s cash raffle will assist the charity in continuing the work they’ve done since 1990 helping over 85,000 veterans in need. In addition to addressing veterans’ immediate housing needs, Veterans Inc. incorporates job training and employment services, health and wellness programs, and supportive services from transportation and legal advice designed to help veterans regain self-sufficiency and reconnect with their families, friends, and the community.

“Our nation’s veterans transition into a potentially hazardous space when they leave their service, a gap during which we owe them for their bravery and dedication,” said Peter Rice, Hanscom FCU’s President/CEO and Executive Director of the Foundation. “At Hanscom FCU it’s our mission to honor this debt by supporting those who have served us faithfully. We are proudly in that gap with them every day providing access to resources and unbiased financial guidance so these heroes can realize lasting stability after military life, as well as supporting Veterans Inc. for the valuable work they do.”

“The response we have to this annual raffle is always enthusiastic,” said Laura Mooney, Community Development Senior Manager at Hanscom FCU. “I appreciate all the work our colleagues put into this fundraising raffle each year and all of the members who bought tickets for a chance to win. Their purchases go toward a good cause.”

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