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RBCU Crushes $100,000 Flags for Fort Snelling Fundraising Goal

Monday, May 14, 2018  
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Richfield Bloomington Credit Union - BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (May 14, 2018) - Credit Union power and people power was on full display over the past nine months as Richfield Bloomington Credit Union (RBCU) reached out to Flags for Fort Snelling (FFFS) in August 2017 and made a commitment to them to raise $100,000 on their behalf before Memorial Day 2018.  Not only did RBCU raise over $110,000 for FFFS, but they were joined by Mall of America and KARE-11 TV in raising an additional $75,000 as well ($185,000 total raised).  Both numbers are still growing.

“What we love about RBCU is they reached out to us and offered to help.  They didn’t just send a check, but RBCU has been with us every step of the way,” stated Rocky Borchardt, co-Founder of Flags for Fort Snelling. “Now we can fully deliver on our promise to honor veterans by placing an American Flag on all 200,000 headstones at Fort Snelling National Cemetery this Memorial Day and into the future.  It has been an amazing partnership between RBCU, Mall of America, KARE 11, Vantage Point Marketing and Fort Snelling National Cemetery that has made this historic day possible.”

“The stories of service and sacrifice by these veterans and their families are incredible.  Flags for Fort Snelling took a stand on behalf of veterans and we are proud to stand with Flags for Fort Snelling,” stated Greg Worthen, RBCU President. “Rain or shine, RBCU and its members will be part of the 5,000 volunteers who will be there on May 26th to place those flags and properly thank our veterans!”

Fort Snelling National Cemetery will make history on May 26th when it joins Arlington National Cemetery as the only national cemeteries to place a flag at every headstone for Memorial Day.  Fort Snelling is the only one privately funded and volunteer driven.  The flags will be placed on Saturday, May 26th and will stay in place until Thursday, May 31st.  It will be a spectacular site for all to see.  Fort Snelling Memorial Day weekend visitors are also encouraged to visit Mall of America where other veteran tributes and activities are planned.

If you would like more information about Flags for Fort Snelling, please visit www.flagsforfortsnelling.com.  To contact RBCU, Todd Barduson at 612.798.7172 or email at Todd.barduson@rbcu.org.


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