Tower Federal Credit Union Employees and Members Raise $20,500 to Benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Md.
[Laurel, MD]—Tower Federal Credit Union employees and members raised $20,500 to help critically ill children receiving treatment at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Md., during the credit union's annual "Have A Heart" fundraiser in February.
For a donation of $1 or more, Tower members and employees wrote their name or the name of a family member on a colorful paper heart. The hearts were displayed in the credit union's 18 branches and the Member Service Center at Tower Headquarters in Laurel, Md. In addition to the Have A Heart fundraiser, Tower employees participated in a Super Bowl Friday Casual Jeans Day. Employees who donated $5 to the fundraiser could wear jeans, sneakers and their favorite sports team T-shirt or jersey. Proceeds from Super Bowl Friday were added to the Have A Heart donation amount.
"I am pleased to see our members and employees continue to contribute generously to this worthy cause each year," said Lisa Vollmerhausen, a representative from Tower's Branch Administration. "It really makes a big difference when everyone gives from the heart towards the care for sick children and their families."
Plans are currently underway for Tower's next major fundraiser for the Children's Center—the 32nd annual Tower Classic Golf Tournament, scheduled for June 13 at Renditions Golf Club in Davidsonville, Md.
Since 1998, Tower has raised over half a million dollars for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a member hospital of the Children's Miracle Network, an organization dedicated to helping raise funds for 170 children's hospitals throughout North America.