SAFE Federal Credit Union Celebrates Freedom with Military Members and Families

SUMTER, South Carolina – Independence Day celebrations started early for hundreds of military members and their families who attended the Freedom Bash at Shaw Air Force Base on June 25.

Department of Defense (DoD) cardholders and their guests were treated to live music from Ryan Hurd, Candace LaRae, and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Some guests were invited to attend a special meet and greet with the artists prior to the concert. All attendees enjoyed amusement rides, food trucks, and a firework display to end the night.

The celebration was sponsored in part by SAFE Federal Credit Union and hosted by the Shaw Air Force Base 20th Force Support Squadron as a show of appreciation to military personnel and their families for their service.

“Sponsorship of Shaw’s Freedom Bash is an opportunity for SAFE to give gratitude to our military service men and women. We appreciate their support of our community and salute their unwavering dedication to our country,” said President and CEO Michael Baker.

The base-wide celebration is held annually on or around the July 4 holiday and is free to all military personnel and their guests.

SAFE Federal Credit Union, founded in 1955, is one of the largest financial institutions based in South Carolina with over $1.5 billion in assets, 130,000+ members, and 18 branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Clarendon, Florence and parts of Richland and Lexington counties. Membership is also open to employees of more than 400 companies located throughout the Midlands and relatives of those eligible to join. Connect with us at, on or @SAFEFCU.

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