Leah Bibliowicz - Marketing Coordinator
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K-9s and Croissants Event to Raise Money for a New UCF Police Dog

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 20, 2013) - FAIRWINDS Credit Union is lending a helping paw to the UCF Police Department's K-9 unit. On Wednesday, March 27 from 7:30 to 9 a.m., the FAIRWINDS branch on the UCF campus will show support for the UCF Police Department by hosting a breakfast to benefit the K-9 unit. The event is part of a community effort to raise $50,000 for the UCF PD to purchase, train and retrofit a vehicle for a K-9. A new K-9 dog will help keep the UCF community safe by detecting explosives and tracking missing persons and suspects.

Major Randall Mingo of the UCF PD said, "The university growth both in population and physical buildings has placed increased calls for service on the UCF Police Department. Many of the calls for service involve suspicious packages and threats involving community safety, much too often requiring the use of K-9s in reactive and proactive searches. The lack of available K-9s to meet demands is a community concern and, with your assistance, a community solution."

"The opportunity to help support the men, women and K-9s that protect our community every day is a privilege," said Kate Renner, FAIRWINDS' Vice President of Marketing, "We're glad to be able to do our small part."

For a donation of only $5, guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast and interact with the officers and their pawsome pals. The entire donation will go directly to the UCF Police Department to purchase a new K-9. If you cannot attend K-9s and Croissants, you can donate at any FAIRWINDS branch or online at Help FAIRWINDS Credit Union show appreciation for the UCF PD by lending a hand – and a paw!

For more information about K-9s and Croissants, please email or contact Leah Bibliowicz at 407-230-2106.

FAIRWINDS Credit Union is the largest locally-owned and operated financial institution in Central Florida with over 155,000 members and more than $1.6 billion in assets. Headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, FAIRWINDS is a full-service financial institution serving the needs of consumer and business members with customized solutions and local decision-making.