Gear For Good – Tea Veterans Memorial

At Explorers Credit Union, doing good is part of our credit union culture
– good products and services, good treatment and good deeds.

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, making an impact is part of our DNA.  That’s why we created our Gear for Good program. We pledge to support local, non-profit organizations by donating proceeds from each sale of our Gear for Good merchandise.

Explorers Credit Union is partnering with the Tea Veterans Memorial for our fall-winter Gear for Good program. *The items are available at all of our branch locations, while supplies last.


* 3-in-1 Multitool – $5
This multitool combines a screwdriver, level and LED flashlight in a compact case the size of a large marker that will allow you to explore your world without being weighed down. You will be ready whether you need a Phillips or flathead bit since the two double ended bits are stored in the cap and secured while using in the magnetic shaft. Use the LED flashlight by itself or to illuminate your work area. Don’t forget the handy level to check that you’re on the right plane.

* Collapsible lantern – $10
This collapsible lantern will brighten your night time adventures with its powerful COB light. Just extend the lantern to turn on up to 100 lumens to light your path and simply slide it closed when you’re ready to call it a night. It features foldable hooks for hanging and runs on 3 AAA batteries – the first set is even included.

* Travel blanket – $20
Pack this travel blanket and be prepared for what mother nature has in store for you on your journey. This blanket features not only a soft wrinkle resistant polyester cover but also a waterproof PVC backing to repel the elements. It easily folds into itself, has an outer flap Velcro closure to keep it bundled together and an attached handle to make it your go to gear wherever you travel.

Sales tax is included in the price.



The Tea Veteran’s Memorial is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit whose goal is to build a memorial to recognize the brave men and women who have served our nation.

The memorial will honor and forever remember both our living and deceased Tea Area Veterans.  It will show gratitude to all of the men and women who have protected our country and defended our freedom.

The City of Tea, donated the land for the memorial, which will be located on the corner of S Main Ave and E 3rd St in Tea, SD.

The Tea Veterans Memorial is raising $150,000 to build the memorial that will feature:
* 8 podiums honoring each branch of the service and the POW/MIA
* Monument with the engraving “All gave some; Some gave all.”
* Benches for visitors to sit on while reflecting on their appreciation

We are excited to help thank our veterans all year long!


Every time you purchase this gear, you’re contributing to Gear for Good’s recipient, the Tea Veterans Memorial. We encourage you to give directly to them. However, when you support our program and buy this gear, your contribution will make a difference!



During our 2021 spring-summer drive, you helped us make an impact for our community’s animals at the Heartland Humane Society.  Thank you for doing good!! You have helped us provide $1,000 to support our local animals through your donations and gear purchases.


Thank you!