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 Scranton, PA, December 12th, 2023 – NET Credit Union recently donated $20,000 to their 2023 charity recipient, Camp Freedom. All funds raised from the 10th Annual NEToberfest Golf Tournament at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, as well as donations through our branches, benefited the veterans, first responders, their families, and Gold Star families at Camp Freedom.

The mission of Camp Freedom is simple – to heal heroes through outdoor adventures. Camp Freedom is an adventure camp for disabled veterans and first responders, their families, and Gold Star families that provides quality hunting, shooting sports, fishing, hiking, biking, and other year-round outdoor activities. These activities remove individuals from clinical settings into the healing environment of the outdoors and nature. Camp Freedom also promotes the social well-being of the participants through peer-to-peer interaction, camaraderie, and outdoor adventures. Camp Freedom’s staff and experienced volunteers lead all activities. Camp Freedom provides services to other nonprofits who have a similar mission for a collective impact.

Camp Freedom is continually expanding services to reach a greater number of the veteran and first responder community. These expansions include building an event and education center where veterans will be able to use their Post-911 GI Bill funding to take classes that will make them more employable. They are also adding a long-distance shooting range, a 3D archery course, and clay shooting stations that are accessible despite any physical limitations.

Pictured from left to right: Lauren Pabst, NET Credit Union Marketing Manager; Janelle Kaczmarek, NET Credit Union Chief of Risk Management; Bridget Slagan, Camp Freedom Development Coordinator; Marc Michalowski, NET Credit Union CIO; and Clarence Baltrusaitis, NET Credit Union CEO.

A Credit Union is a place to do your banking. NET is a not-for-profit financial institution, and we operate like a bank except we don’t issue stock on Wall St. Since we don’t have to pay stockholders, we use our income to provide lower loan rates, higher deposit rates, reinvest in our community, give to charities (#netcares), and keep our fees low. There’s so much more you get when you bank on NET.