Credit union announces Bill Brightman as the December "Community Hero."

by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy

Greenville Federal Credit Union and The Greenville News announced Bill Brightman as the December, 2020 "Community Hero" honoree.  Brightman, a U.S. Navy veteran, is recognized for founding Service Dogs for Veterans (external link), which provides service dogs to disabled military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and/or military sexual trauma.

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The Greenville News Announcement Article: 

Greenville Community Hero is a 'veteran' at changing, saving lives (external link) 

The credit union is pleased to recognize Bill Brightman for his significant efforts to help more than 66 local disabled veterans find purpose, confidence and support through his program, Service Dogs for Veterans. Brightman will be recognized at the next public in-person Greenville County Council meeting where the credit union will present him with a certificate and gift of appreciation.  

Do you know an unsung hero?
Each month nominations will be collected for candidates that work in health care, public safety, education, the military, nonprofit agencies and the business world, the religious sector, entertainment or athletics. They can be a student or a young child or a retiree, etc. The selected "Hero" will be profiled in the Greenville News and recognized at a County Council meeting. If you know of someone that should be recognized nominate them by sending an email to  In your nomination, please explain why the person you are recommending is a community hero and your contact information.