Credit union donates to veterans care packages project

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor

WVAB members John Gallinagh (left) and Kenneth Ferrera (right) with Joseph Mansour, president and CEO, MetroWest Community Federal Credit Union Photo/Bonnie Adams
WVAB members John Gallinagh (left) and Kenneth Ferrera (right) with Joseph Mansour, president and CEO, MetroWest Community Federal Credit Union
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – This past spring, a group of residents and organizations, led by the Westborough Veterans Advisory Board (WVAB), created nearly 200 care packages that were to be sent to Army National Guard units deployed overseas.

Recently the WVAB received a donation of $250 from the MetroWest Community Federal Credit Union to be used towards the postage for those packages.

Joseph Mansour, the credit union’s president and CEO, and himself a former U.S. Army captain, presented the check to the WVAB members John Gallinagh and Kenneth Ferrera.

“I heard about this project from John and it was such a great cause,” Mansour said. “So we are very happy to be donating to it.”

“We have had so many tremendous donations for this whole project,” Gallinagh said. “It’ really been a community-wide effort.”

The packages were due to be sent to units serving in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Kosovo, and Guantanamo Bay.

The WVAB hopes to make this a yearly project.