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Young & Free South Carolina is on a Mission to Raise $25,000

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

(N. CHARLESTON, S.C.) – April 5, 2011 –Young & Free South Carolina, powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, has partnered with Water Missions International to donate a clean water purification system to a community on Lake Victoria in Africa.

One in eight people around the globe lack access to clean drinking water--killing more than 5,500 people every day.

"Empowering young people to get involved triggers awareness of the global water crisis and creates global impact for change," said Danya Jordan, Vice President of Development, Water Missions International.  "We’re grateful that Young & Free SC is expanding awareness of this crisis and the sustainable safe water solutions Water Missions International provides."

Throughout the month of April, Project Water will target the 25 and under crowd through several fundraising initiatives:

- Text Campaign: Text YFSC to 85944 to donate $10.

- Donations: Everyone is encouraged to drop off their change using the coin machines at any South Carolina Federal Credit Union branch location, free of charge.

- Art Show: On May 5, everyone is welcome to the Music Farm to purchase affordable art (all donated by local artists) and listen to live music, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, free admission.

- CD Sales: Local band, Meet the Sky, will donate all the proceeds of their cd sales in April to Project Water. Purchase their cd at: http://meetthesky.bandcamp.com

- Website: Additional events and details are available at: www.youngfreesc.com/changeforchange/.

"Having immediate access to clean water is something that most of us take for granted every day," said Young & Free South Carolina Spokester Darryl LaPlante. "I see this global crisis as a call to action for our generation to help make a difference."

About Water Missions International
Water Missions International is an engineering relief and development Christian nonprofit. Its engineers, staff and volunteers design and provide sustainable, safe water solutions to disaster victims worldwide and people in 49 developing countries. Since 2001, Water Missions International has responded to the world's largest natural disasters and daily tackles the world’s single biggest cause of illness - lack of safe water and adequate sanitation (U.N. Report, 2005) by providing safe water to more than 2 million people. Charleston, S.C.-based Water Missions International has received Charity Navigator's top rating five years in a row. To help, visit WaterMissions.org

About South Carolina Federal
South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 144,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and more than 75 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. In 2008, South Carolina Federal, for the second consecutive year, was voted one of the Best Places to Work in the state. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at scfederal.org or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at simplecentsblog.org.

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Contact:
Jessica Jackson
VP-Corporate Communications
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
843-569-4359 (office)
scfederal.org



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