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Mazuma's HFOT BBQ Cook Off Raises $2,700

Mazuma Credit Union (Kansas City) held their 4th Annual Homes for Our Troops BBQ Cook Off, raising $2,700.  All proceeds from the day’s BBQ judging and food sales benefit Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), to assist severely injured U. S. military veterans and their immediate families.  Mazuma formed an alliance with Homes for Our Troops in 2008, through the Missouri Credit Union Association.

“All of our Mazuma Team Member volunteers did a wonderful job cooking, serving BBQ for the judging contest, as well as keeping Mazuma members and the general public full and happy,” said Brandon Michaels, Mazuma Credit Union CEO.  “Their hard work and preparation showed in the amount raised for Homes for Our Troops, and our members were extremely generous once again.”

There were ten entries of beef brisket or pulled pork for the BBQ cook off contest.  Mazuma members and the general public were invited to donate ten dollars or more for the opportunity to be a judge in the BBQ competition, and enjoy a hot dog lunch which included a bake sale item.  For a donation of five dollars or more, a hot dog lunch and bake sale item were served.  Visitors and donations were brisk throughout the duration of the three-hour lunchtime event, which included a radio remote.     

“The weather couldn’t have been better for the cook off, which isn’t always the case, and the donations far exceeded the amount raised compared to years past,” said Cynthia Little, Mazuma branch manager.  “Mazuma Team Members have the operational details down pat now, and it’s very gratifying to see everyone’s efforts result in more proceeds for such an important and worthy cause.”

All proceeds from Mazuma’s 4th Annual BBQ Cook Off benefit Homes for Our Troops, Taunton, Mass., a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization founded in 2004.  HFOT is strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001.  HFOT considers it their duty and honor to assist severely injured Veterans and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor, and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.  The homes provided by Homes for Our Troops are given at no cost to the Veterans they serve.

Photo Caption:  Mazuma Team Member Volunteers raised $2,700 for HFOT at their 4th Annual HFOT BBQ Cook Off.
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