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Local moms showered with gifts at virtual baby shower for military families

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Posted at 3:52 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 15:52:37-04

YORKTOWN, Va. – Nearly two dozen mothers from military families recently got quite the surprise.

The 1st Advantage Foundation hosted a virtual “Red, White & Blue Baby Shower” on May 14 or active duty E1-E6 families. The 17 mothers, representing each branch of the military, were showered with gifts and essential items for their babies.

The event’s focus was to not only provide needed items, but also help the families feel more at home in their military community.

The foundation, formed to honor the 1st Advantage Credit Union's roots at Fort Eustis, is committed to giving back to the local military community. Serving as the charitable arm of the credit union, it supplements the numerous community efforts 1st Advantage takes on each year.

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The foundation hosts a number of different events to carry out its mission of serving those who serve by fulling unmet needs in all military branches of the local military community.

Organizers say the baby shower would not have been possible without the support and generous donations of 1st Advantage members, colleagues and sponsors.

Click here to learn more about the 1st Advantage Foundation.