SOURCE: Lockheed Federal Credit Union

Lockheed Federal Credit Union

September 03, 2009 10:11 ET

Lockheed Federal Credit Union Collects Contributions for Fire Family Foundation

Members, Public Encouraged to Give to Nonprofit Organization to Honor Fallen Firefighters

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - September 3, 2009) - Lockheed Federal Credit Union (LFCU) announced today that its branches in Southern California will be taking contributions on behalf of the Fire Family Foundation until September 11.

The collection was set up to honor two firefighters who were killed Sunday. They were identified as Arnaldo Quinones, 35, of Palmdale and Tedmund Hall, 47, of San Bernardino County, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. LFCU will contribute $1,000 to the fund.

"Lockheed Federal Credit Union is anxious to help those affected by the fire; in particular, we plan to support the Fire Family Foundation," said Dave Styler, President and CEO at LFCU. "In addition to our good wishes and prayers, we can help the families of these heroic firefighters get back on their feet with these contributed funds. It's the very least we can do for those who put their lives on the line for our community."

LFCU operates 10 branches in Southern California:

--  2340 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91510
--  21520 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
--  180 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
--  153 E. Cochran St., Suite 300, Simi Valley, CA 93065
--  2820 Townsgate Road, Suite 120, Westlake Village, CA 91361
--  1011 Lockheed Way, Unit 12, Palmdale, CA 93550
--  19085 Golden Valley Road, Suite 115, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
--  25945 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
--  26459 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia, CA 91350
--  24200 Magic Mountain Parkway, Suite 120, Valencia, CA 91355
    

Anyone can visit a branch from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Please make checks payable to the Fire Family Foundation and note "Station Fire." For more information, visit http://firefamilyfoundation.org/tributes/hall-quinones.php or call (888) 5-FFF-GIVE. To contact LFCU, call (800) 328-LFCU or visit www.lfcu.com.

About the Fire Family Foundation

The Fire Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed to assist firefighters and their families in California. The Fire Family Foundation was created by Los Angeles Firemen's Credit Union to assist firefighters and their families in a time of need and to provide educational support. The nonprofit has no administrative costs to ensure all contributions benefit the foundation. All contributions are tax deductible.

LFCU in the Community

Lockheed Federal Credit Union continues to support the community through its nonprofit foundation, LFCU Community Stars. In 2007, LFCU employees developed LFCU Community Stars Foundation to support local charities through financial donations and volunteerism.

About Lockheed Federal Credit Union

Lockheed Federal Credit Union has more than 100,000 members and more than $2.8 billion in assets. Chartered in 1937, LFCU offers members preferred rates on savings and loan accounts, surcharge-free access to 25,000 ATMs, and access to a nationwide network of branches. Today, LFCU is the largest financial institution headquartered in the San Fernando Valley.

LFCU recently received a five-star rating - the highest possible for financial strength - from Bauer Financial, a source for unbiased, independent bank and credit union star ratings. The five-star rating validates LFCU is safe, financially sound and operating well above its regulatory capital requirements.

LFCU operates branches in the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, as well as eastern Ventura County. Membership is open to Southern California residents of more than 600 sponsor companies. Deposits in LFCU are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency. LFCU is an equal housing lender.

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