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Service CU has teamed up with Charlie McAvoy, star Boston defender, to highlight 73 reasons to defend those who fearlessly answer the call to serve and protect. 

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Reason #65

They defend us everyday.

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Reason #37

They put their lives on the line for us.

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Reason #12

They support the community.

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Reason #2

They ensure a safe environment for our families.

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Reason # 58

Their courage is boundless.

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Reason #24

They are selfless.

New England’s first responders put their lives on the line to protect and defend the communities in which we live. Now it’s our turn to give back to them.

Our Commitment

We see the danger our first responders face to protect us every day we want to help protect these heroes from the unseen dangers of the job. For police officers, that potential danger is heart disease. For firefighters, it’s cancer. Service Credit Union is committed to donating up to $200,000 to provide these heroes with heart disease and cancer screenings, which are often not covered by insurance. 

For every Boston blocked shot, we’ll donate $100 to New England’s heroes and for every Boston shutout we’ll donate $1,000 up to $200,000.

With 694 blocked shots and 3 shutouts, Service Credit Union has donated $72,400 so far.

Know the Statistics

Police officers are 25 times more likely to die of a heart attack than be killed by the violent action of a suspect.

Firefighters have a 14% higher risk of dying from cancer compared to the general public.

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From putting their lives on the line for us, to helping foster community relations, first responders do so much, and it’s time we recognize them. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about our 73 Reasons to support our heroes, and share yours.

Learn why early detection is so important, from those who’ve been affected firsthand.

Talk to your local representative about SB352-FN-A, an effort to establish early detection cancer screening programs for active and retired firefighters.

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Check out the Professional Firefighters of NH and learn more about their mission.

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Donations can be sent to 6 Loudon Rd, Ste 506 Concord, NH 03301 and made out to Fallen Firefighter Family Fund.

Join Us in Supporting These Hero Organizations

Professional Fire Fighters Massachusetts
Professional Fire Fighters New Hampshire
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