Chamber welcomes new non-profit to its network

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce has welcomed a new non-profit to its network—one that focuses on active duty military service members.

This new organization called 'Green Even for Gold', was created to provide education and financial aid to junior enlisted active duty service members.
Those members include privates, PV 2, private first class and specialists.
Whether a solider is enlisted with the army, air force, marines, navy, or any of the military branches, they can apply for financial aid.
Currently, Green Even for Gold's office is located at Fort Wainwright, but they are also looking to expand to Eielson Air Force Base.

Chief Executive Officer for this 501-C-3 non-profit, Duane Anderson, says this organization is a great way to take care of those serving in our military, and focus on one of the larger populations that enter the armed forces.

"One of the core values of being in the military is selfless service. This is, I feel like, the epitome of selfless service," said Anderson. "Taking care of our brothers and sisters in arms and putting them before ourselves. Within the military you don't really focus on the junior enlists or the privates or the specialists, you focus more on the sergeants and the officers."