American Eagle Financial Credit Union was presented with the prestigious Knight of the Blind Humanitarian Award by the East Hartford Lions Club at the Club’s March Board Meeting. This award, from the CT Lions Eye Research Foundation, honors outstanding Lions, non-Lions, organizations, or businesses who perform exemplary service to a club, district, or community. These honorees possess the highest example of good character, ideals, purpose, and service.
American Eagle was chosen for its almost two decades of support to the Club by supporting the Club’s Spring and December fundraising flower sales. “During the pandemic in 2020, when it was clear that these sales could not be held in person, the Credit Union made a generous donation to purchase flowers to be distributed to the Riverside Health Center and Community Shelter in East Hartford for the holidays,” said Roberta McIntire-Shapiro, President, East Hartford Lions Club. “The Credit Union also purchased flowers to decorate its branches. It is for these reasons, and for the support of and commitment to the East Hartford community, American Eagle was presented the Knight of the Blind Award.”
Accepting the award on behalf of the Credit Union was Richard Marinelli, Community & Public Relations Manager at American Eagle, presented by Roberta McIntire-Shapiro.