Security Service Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to Golfers Fore Others
April 24, 2019 San Antonio, TX
Brandy Ralston-Lint (right), senior vice president of corporate communications for Security Service Federal Credit Union, presents members of Golfers Fore Others with a donation for $5,000.
“A donation from the Security Service Charitable Foundation is making an impact on the lives of families in need. The foundation recently presented a $5,000 donation to Golfers Fore Others (GFO), a group of retired volunteers who provide free home repairs to needy families in the Boerne area. One hundred percent of each dollar donated goes to materials and tools. Specific repairs for these homes include flooring, siding, fascia, guttering, small porches and safe front and back steps.
A retired golfer started the group 17 years ago with the thought that on Mondays when the golf courses are closed, the group could do something good for the community. Since that time, they have provided free home repairs for low-income families.
“All too often, people find themselves unable to make necessary home repairs,” said Fred Martin, founder of Golfers Fore Others. “Our group is able to assist these homeowners, free of charge, allowing them to remain in their homes – but we are only able to help our neighbors because of donations like this one from Security Service Charitable Foundation. Their support and generosity allow us to be the hands and feet that make positive changes one household at a time.”
Golfers Fore Others has touched the lives of over 700 people, completing more than 400 projects such as painting houses, repairing doors, replacing faucets and replacing windows. In addition, they have renovated bathrooms, installed wheelchair ramps, new flooring, and provided new appliances.
“I have witnessed first-hand the impact this organization is having on our neighbors in Boerne,” said Brandy Ralston-Lint, senior vice president of corporate communications for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “Assisting families with the necessary repairs to make a house a home is something we are honored to help with.”