Tower Federal Credit Union Employees and Members Raise $32,000 to Benefit the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Md.
Laurel, MD—Tower Federal Credit Union employees and members raised $32,000 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 16 branches and the Member Service Center at Tower Headquarters in Laurel, Md. In addition to the Have A Heart fundraiser, Tower employees and members entered raffles to win Super Bowl paraphernalia signed by NFL players, an overnight stay at a Baltimore hotel, a pair of tickets to the Baltimore Orioles’ opening day, and a bundle of gift cards for a variety of retail stores and restaurants. Tower employees sold books, baked goods, jewelry and other gift items. Proceeds from the raffles and sales were contributed to the credit union’s Have A Heart funds.
“The employees really made a difference in the amount of funds we raised this year,” said Lisa Vollmerhausen, a representative from Tower’s Branch Administration. “Because of their efforts and everyone’s generosity, we were able to make a sizeable contribution to help care for children at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and their families.”
Since 1998, Tower has raised over $475,000 to help critically-ill children at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The Children’s Center is a member hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network, an organization dedicated to helping raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals throughout North America.