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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (07/17/06) – Pentagon FCU announced Fridaythat its non-profit foundation raised $300,000 during lastweek’s second annual ‘Night of Heroes Gala’ tohelp support soldiers injured fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.Soldiers, credit union members and the community mingled at thebanquet with the wounded from Walter Reed Army Medical Center,where the Pentagon FCU Foundation has helped finance the FisherHouse hospice. Funds raised during the gala will be contributed toa variety of projects, including those providing financial supportfor military families, renovations at Walter Reed Medical, and daycare programs for children of wounded soldiers being treated atmilitary facilities. The Pentagon Foundation has raised more than$750,000 to support wounded soldiers over the last three years.Among the projects underwritten by the Foundation’s MilitaryHeroes program are furnishings for the new Fisher Home convalescentfacility at Walter Reed; the installation of wireless computers atFisher House; and dinners out at a local steak house for the FisherHouse residents.

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