Military Veteran Project is very honored to announce today the partnership with Azura Credit Union's Community Impact Card Program. MVP was selected by Azura to receive proceeds from their community impact card. When an Azura customer initiates the program the pay a one time $2 fee and then five cents for every purchase (debit or credit) for the next year.
Military Veteran Project volunteers are appreciative to add the support of Azura in our ongoing efforts and look to potential development of programs as we continue with our mission. Military Veteran Project Founder Melissa Jarboe shared her emotional thoughts "The Military Veteran Project looks forward to a continued successful partnership with Azura and know thats that the investment made by our volunteers and members will help continue our mission of Military Suicide Prevention through research and alternative treatments. Community partners and businesses like Azura help connect philatnrophy efforts and make it possible for our community to work together for the greater good and from all of us here at the Military Veteran Project we are thankful for this great opportunity."
TOPEKA- Azura Credit Union announced five additional charities of choice joining the Azura Community Impact Debit Card program on Wednesday January 18th at 10 A.M. at their 1129 S. Kansas Avenue location. The program will now include a total of seven participating charitable organizations. In addition, to announcing the 2017 additions Azura presented funds to TARC and Topeka Rescue Mission for their proceeds from participating in the Community Impact Debit Card program in 2016.
Representatives from all seven of the charities of choice were present:
TARC, current and continuing charity of choice, www.tarcinc.org
Topeka Rescue Mission, current and continuing charity of choice, www.trmonline.org
Boys and Girls Club of Topeka www.bgctopeka.org
Harvesters – The Community Food Network www.harvesters.org
MVP, Military Veteran Project www.militaryveteranproject.org
Supporting Kids Foundation www.supportingkids.org
Topeka Community Cycle Project www.cycleproject.org
As a charity of choice in the Community Impact Debit Card program, when Azura members choose to participate they will select from one of these seven charitable organizations. Members will receive their special Community Impact Debit Card for a one time $2 charge. As members use the card to make purchases, Azura Credit Union will donate five cents to the organization the member selected. The organizations were selected through a committee process and align with one of Azura’s areas of focus: education, quality of life & fundamental needs, health & wellness, and community revitalization.
TARC and Topeka Rescue Mission participated in a check presentation and announcement of the 2016 results of their participation in the Community Impact Debit Card program. The Community Impact Debit Card program was able to raise $30,774.10 for TARC in 2016 and Topeka Rescue Mission received $10,211.10.
“We are beyond thankful for our members who choose to participate in Azura’s Community Impact Debit Card program. This program is a an excellent example of the impact we can make in the community when we all work together. One swipe at a time, we were able to accumulate and give $40,000 in 2016. We are excited to see the possibilities, growth and impact this program can have for our existing and new additions in 2017.” said Jennifer Kirmse VP of Business Development at Azura Credit Union.
If you want to learn more about the Community Impact Card contact Azura Credit Union by clicking HERE
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Topeka Veterans Parade Grand Marshal 2014
Brigadier General Deborah S. Rose, USAF, Retired will join us this Saturday November 5, 2016 at the Salute our Heroes Festival of Topeka & Topeka Veterans Parade 2016!
General Rose entered military service with a direct commission into the Nurse Corps in March 1983, where she remained until 1994 when the wing leadership requested she leave the Nurse Corps to take on a crucial leadership role.During Desert Shield, she deployed to Saudi Arabia where she served as a nurse. Pre-Operation Iraqi Freedom, she deployed to Turkey as the leader of an aerial refueling base bed-down team. She became the highest-ranking female in the Kansas National Guard when she was promoted to the rank of colonel in 2002, and upon her promotion to brigadier general in 2007 was also the first female to achieve that rank in the Kansas National Guard.