GCS Credit Union employees present a ceremonial $1,275 check to 5K Color Run for the Vets Chairman Tom Cholevik. The race will be Saturday, May 7, at Civic Park, 20th Street and Delmar in Granite City. Proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
GRANITE CITY — GCS Credit Union employees raised $1,275 in March to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project by donating to the 5K Color Run for the Vets in Granite City.
In an ongoing effort to support the community, employees participate in Jeans Days each month. In exchange for a donation of $15 or more, employees were allowed to wear jeans Fridays and Saturdays during March.
For every U.S. soldier killed in World War I and II, 1.7 soldiers were wounded. In Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, for every U.S. soldier killed, seven were wounded.
The Wounded Warrior Project aims to encourage veterans as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering a variety of programs and services, the program is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury — from the physical to the invisible wounds of war.
The 5K Color Run for the Vets will be Saturday, May 7, at Civic Park, 20th Street and Delmar. Proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The race is hosted by the Granite City Rotary and Granite City Business Foundry. Jacob Long of Channel 5 news will be the master of ceremonies for the event. For information, visit facebook.com/GC5KColorRunForTheVets.