Keesleer Federal contributes 15k to help veterans in Hattiesburg - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Keesleer Federal contributes 15k to help veterans in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS -

Keesler Federal Credit Union has joined forces with Purple Heart Homes to contribute $15,000 toward veterans in Hattiesburg. 

The funds will go toward upgrading and repairing of homes owned by elderly military veterans and provide them safe and comfortable housing.

“Our aging veterans have sacrificed selflessly for our nation and deserve our appreciation,” said Andy Swoger, Keesler Federal Credit Union President and CEO. “By teaming up with Purple Heart Homes in a collaborative effort Keesler Federal hopes that we can give back in a way that tangibly improves these veterans’ quality of life.

“One of Keesler’s core values is making a difference in our communities, and our hope is that we can make a difference for those veterans," said Swoger.

Hattiesburg is one of seven cities nationally selected to participate in this project, and the only location in Mississippi.

Work on this project is expected to be finished by Veteran's Day.

For more information about the Purple Heart Homes, visit www.phussa.org

Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • LIST: School closings in the Pine Belt

    LIST: School closings in the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:23 PM EST2018-01-16 23:23:34 GMT
    Photo credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphicPhoto credit: Raycom Image Bank School bus graphic

    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

    More >>

    Several schools and school districts in the Pine Belt are making schedule changes ahead of possible winter weather Tuesday. 

    More >>
  • Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Wintry precipitation moving through Pine Belt

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-01-16 22:41:57 GMT
    Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)Winter weather advisories are now effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday. (Photo source: NWS Jackson)

    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

    More >>

    Parts of the Pine Belt are seeing a mix of wintry precipitation roll through the area. Winter weather advisories are in effect for the entire WDAM viewing area until midnight Wednesday.

    More >>
  • Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

    Highlights: Jefferson Davis MLK Classic

Powered by Frankly