Redstone’s First Responders Appreciation event held Oct. 27

Oct. 27, 2023 _ For its seventh year, Redstone Federal Credit Union honored the community’s first responders with a special meal and appreciation gift.

Its Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon was held Friday, Oct. 27, at The Atrium, 220 Wynn Drive, in Huntsville, from 11am to 1:30pm. Meals were eaten on-site and packed to-go.

Congress designated October 28th as National First Responders Day in 2017. The resolution honors the firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and all those who are first on the scene of a traumatic situation.

Jonathan Kirby, Redstone’s Vice President of Security and Investigations, said the annual luncheon is one of Redstone’s favorite events and shows appreciation for those who sacrifice their lives each day.

“We get the opportunity to say, ‘thank you’ to these brave men and women who put themselves in dangerous situations each and every day to keep our communities as safe as possible and help us in our time of need,’’ said Kirby. “This is also an opportunity for them to relax and fellowship with one another. They interact with each other often, but under different circumstances,’’ he added.

Redstone kicked off its first appreciation luncheon in 2016 where it served 119 meals. This year, 544 meals were served to 12 different agencies throughout the area.

Redstone’s Tennessee branches hosted their First Responders Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Murfreesboro, at its Medical Center office. More than 250 meals were served.

About Redstone Federal Credit Union

With more than $7.55 billion in assets, Redstone Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Alabama and one of the largest federal credit unions in the nation by assets. Redstone is based in Huntsville, Alabama, and serves more than 780,600 members nationwide.

Chartered on November 28, 1951, Redstone Federal Credit Union has proudly served its members for 70 years and has 27 conveniently located branches across North Alabama and Tennessee.

Redstone Federal Credit Union provides a level of service that is not generally available at other financial institutions through its philosophy of - People Helping People.


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