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Eglin Federal Credit Union Donates $6,000 to Adopt All 17 Classrooms at Silver Sands School in Fort Walton Beach

Eglin Federal Credit Union was honored to present Silver Sands School a check in the amount of $6,000 at the Fort Walton Beach Chamber breakfast on Friday, Oct. 7. EFCU is adopting all 17 classrooms at Silver Sands School for the academic year through the EFCU CARES program.

Silver Sands Principal Stephanie Wheat said, “Our faculty at Silver Sands School are so appreciative of the support from EFCU. This funding will go directly into the individual classrooms and will provide each teacher with the resources that they need to support the specialized student learning that is provided daily. We are honored that EFCU chose to partner with our school in this way to support our students with special needs.”  

Silver Sands School serves a unique population of students with significant special needs. It is a Special Day School which provides educational services to students who, because of their mental functioning levels, require services beyond those offered by other special educational programs in regular schools. Silver Sands School serves approximately 130 students with disabilities ranging in age from 3 to 22 from Okaloosa and Walton counties.

“Eglin Federal Credit Union is very proud to sponsor all 17 classrooms at Silver Sands School this academic year,” said President/CEO Jerry Williams. “Silver Sands can use these monies to go toward medical supplies and equipment, technological speech devices, educational software programs and every day classroom needs. When we recently took a tour of the facility, I was impressed by the thoughtfulness and detail that went into creating such a special learning environment. Eglin Federal Credit Union is grateful for all that Silver Sands does to educate those children with special needs in our community, and we couldn’t be happier to help support their efforts.”

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