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Armed Forces Financial Network Donates ‘Thank You’ Gift Cards to Lackland AFB Fisher House
Monday, March 18, 2013 8:55 AM

The Armed Forces Financial Network (AFFN), in partnership with on-base financial institutions on Lackland AFB, presented 100, $50.00 “Thank You” gift cards to the Lackland Fisher House, which will be distributed to military families staying there in 2013.

The gift cards are presented to the Fisher House annually, and are the organization’s way of saying “Thank You” for the service and sacrifice made by the men and women in our armed forces.  Representatives from several financial institutions, including Air Force FCU and Security Service FCU made the presentation to Maj. Gen. Byron Hepburn (59th Medical Wing Commander) and Dwayne F. Hopkins (Fisher House Executive Director), on behalf of the financial institutions on Lackland AFB. The gift cards, which were in the amount of $5,000.00, were presented to Fisher House last week.

The gift cards can be used at any of the 1.3 million locations worldwide accepting AFFN payments including DeCA (Defense Commissary Agency) and AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service). The cards function the same as regular debit or ATM cards, and residents will be able to use them throughout the year. The gift cards will be distributed to military personnel and family by Fisher House management.

“The AFFN gift cards are perfect for those families that had to pack up during emergency medical crises and get to San Antonio on short notice,” said Dwayne Hopkins. “The AFFN gift card enables the families to get those last minute items they forgot to pack. You should see the smile on the families faces when they are presented an AFFN gift card when checking into the Lackland Fisher Houses. Simply put, the cards are a blessing for military families during medical crises.”

AFFN, along with the Association of Military Banks of America (AMBA) and the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), has proudly supported the Fisher House Foundation and individual Fisher Houses in Germany and the United States for the last eight years, providing over $1,000,000.00 in direct support during that period. Every dollar distributed has assisted military service members and their families for care, comfort, and food while staying at the Fisher House.