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BECU awards $5,000 to Kent Firefighters Foundation

BECU awarded $5,000 to the Kent Firefighters Foundation to help the nonprofit support community programs. - COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Firefighters Foundation
BECU awarded $5,000 to the Kent Firefighters Foundation to help the nonprofit support community programs.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, Kent Firefighters Foundation

The Kent Firefighters Foundation received $5,000 from BECU's People Helping People Awards.

As part of BECU’s commitment to the causes of its members and giving back to the community, BECU awarded $100,000 to 16 local non-profit organizations through the program, according to an Aug. 18 BECU media release.

The winners were selected from more than 500 organizations nominated by BECU members with causes ranging from providing new school clothes to children in need to helping women military veterans adjust to civilian life.

“We were overwhelmed with the response we received from our membership,” said Sara Moorehead, BECU vice president of co-op affairs. “It solidifies for us that our members are truly living out the credit union philosophy of People Helping People.”

The Kent Firefighters Foundation, a registered non-profit organization that engages in charitable and educational efforts in Kent, Covington, SeaTac and surrounding communities, donates to numerous groups. The groups supported in the past include Pediatric Interim Care Center, American Cancer Society, Children's Therapy Center, Habitat for Humanity, Kent Youth and Family Services and the Kent Food Bank.

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