Pell City, AL – AOD Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors and Senior Management were present at the groundbreaking on a new home for U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Aaron Causey. Causey was injured on September 7, 2011 while serving his third deployment to the Middle East. He lost both of his legs above the knee, two fingers, and has had multiple other injuries, all resulting from being hit by an improvised explosive device or IED. Over the last five years, Aaron has undergone 40 surgeries. The 12-year military veteran received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.
The EOD Warrior Foundation is helping to raise funds for the Home for a Hero Community Campaign that has a fundraising goal of $350,000. The EOD Warrior Foundation is working with the EOD community as well as communities in East Central Alabama to help build this home for the Causey family, which includes Aaron, his wife Kathleen and their daughter Alexandra Jayne (AJ). The funds will be used to finalize the construction of a safe and accessible modified home to meet Aaron’s extensive needs and provide the family with a mortgage free home.
“The AOD Federal Credit Union thanks the EOD Warrior Foundation for the opportunity to help build a home for severely wounded soldier Aaron Causey. We everyday citizens have no idea how much pain and suffering he endured while serving to protect this country and his neighbors,” says Gordon “Doc” Williamson, chairman, board of directors for AOD Federal Credit Union.
AOD Federal Credit Union has been supportive both financially and by helping the Causeys ensure they can finish the project with the builder, Ashley and Jennifer Colburn of AJ Homes Inc. (www.ajhomesinc.com). AOD Federal Credit Union (AODFCU) donated $25,000 to the EOD Warrior Foundation in May 2015, to assist funding of the Home for a Hero Community Campaign for the Causey family.
There are two ways to make a donation to support the Home for a Hero cause, including texting BRAVE to 27722 to donate $10, and logging online to make a donation: EOD Warrior Foundation: Home for a Hero Campaign.
AOD Federal Credit Union was federally chartered on April 21, 1950, as a financial cooperative to serve its members. The credit union’s original charter group consisted of 45 members who were all employed by the Anniston Ordnance Depot. AOD Federal Credit Union’s first day of operation was May 4, 1950, in an office located on the Depot property. AOD Federal Credit Union offices are located throughout Anniston, Jacksonville & Oxford, Alabama with more than 470 select employer groups. AODFCU is a full service financial institution with over $277 million in assets as of March 2016. Financial Institution Rating Agencies Bauer Financial and Weiss Ratings recognized AODFCU with their highest awards for safety and soundness — an honor received by fewer than 2% of this nation’s Financial Institutions. For 66 years, the credit union has provided its members with savings programs, competitive lending and checking products, and a variety of other convenient services tailored to fit the needs of each individual member. Learn more at www.aodfcu.com. Federally insured by NCUA.