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Wounded Soldiers Fund
The Wounded Soldiers Fund (WSF) was created in Bellevue, Ohio in 2005 by veterans. Its primary purpose is to aid families in need that have sons or daughters who have been wounded in the line of duty during the War on Terror. It covers all military services including Reserves and National Guard. Soldiers wounded overseas are sometimes transported to German hospitals and/or to hospitals in the U.S. such as Walter Reed, Brooks Army Hospital or Bethesda Naval Hospital. The WSF will provide financial assistance for travel, lodging and other miscellaneous fees so that family members can be with their loved one.
Since its inception, the WSF has expanded to include, not only Bellevue, Ohio but also Norwalk, Galion and Bucyrus, Ohio and their neighboring communities. Since the WSF is considered a local fund, the WSF Trustees would determine eligibility for communities beyond those stated above. The Trustees are the final authority on all applications submitted.
Trustees of the WSF are:
- Donn Rospert, Marine Corp League
USMC Veteran of Vietnam
- Jerry Risner, SFC Army National Guard
Army Veteran of Iraq
- Robert F. Ward, SSG. U.S. Army
Army Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan
The WSF is a tax exempt 501(C) (3) organization – (tax exempt number available upon request). Individuals or organizations wishing to donate to this fund may do so by contacting Donn Rospert 419-483-2444 or by calling Firelands Federal Credit Union at 419-483-4180 or 1-800-276-5775. Also, you may visit one of the Firelands Federal Credit Union locations in Bellevue, Norwalk, Monroeville, Bucyrus or Galion, Ohio. Thank you for your donations.1
Apply for a donation online or by printing out the application and returning it to one of our branches.
1Any money in the WSF at the end of the War on Terror will be donated to military charities.
Firelands Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program
The scholarship deadline has passed for this year. Please check back in December for details regarding the Class of 2019 application period.