Sample Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date
Contact person(s)
Phone Number

 

(Local installation) JOINS WITH/HOSTS (enter partnership or event(s)) AS PART OF MILITARY SAVES WEEK  

Promoting automatic savings to help service members and their families
reach their savings goals

 

(City/Installation) – As part of Military Saves Week 2019, scheduled for February 25 – March 2, (Enter installation/Command/Detachment here) is spreading the saving message, and urging the community to participate in Military Saves Week and take the Military Saves Pledge.

(Quote from installation commander or other leadership) “Military Saves Week is a great opportunity to help servicemembers and their families in our community Set a Goal, Make a Plan, and Save Automatically,” said (Installation Leader).

To help people save more successfully and encourage more people to save, (Local Family Readiness Center/other organization(s)) is partnering with (insert partners) to offer military families (and DoD civilian employees) (blank).

 (Installation name/organization) is offering a number of free events as part of the Week to help people build wealth, not debt. Events include: (insert events)

(Quote from a local saver) “_____ Saves helped me get my finances under control. Now I have enough money saved in case there’s an emergency down the line,” said local saver (Trish).  

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Military Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the Consumer Federation of America in partnership with the Department of Defense.  The Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

 

Learn more at (insert your installation and link to www.militarysaves.org).

 

 

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