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    August 26, 2019
    Granite City, IL - GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,031.70 in the month of August to benefit The BackStoppers.
    In an ongoing effort to support the local community, GCS employees participate in Jeans Days each month. In exchange for a donation of $15 or more, employees are allowed to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of August. The BackStoppers support families of fallen heroes by paying off all debt, providing health and dental insurance, reimbursing for out-of-pocket medical expenses and assisting with tuition and education cost from day care through university. The BackStoppers currently supports approximately 80 families with 65 dependent children. They have supported over 160 families since 1959 and provides roughly $1.5 million in assistance annually. If you’d like to support The BackStoppers, then you may complete the online donation form at backstoppers.org/donate or mail donations to PO Box 795168, St. Louis, MO 63179-0700. Your donation helps families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. To find out more about GCS Credit Union, visit myGCScu.com.