(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – July 24, 2012 – The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions raised more than $2,700 and collected school supplies and clothes during a Back-to-School Drive benefitting Lowcountry Orphan Relief (LOR).
“Charleston credit unions collaborated in this effort that truly puts the credit union philosophy of people helping people into action,” said Troy Hall, Chief Operations Officer, South Carolina Federal Credit Union. “We joined efforts under one thought and one voice, making a difference one child at a time at the local level.”
Charleston area credit unions held the Back-to-School Drive in June and the branches served as collection sites for supplies donated from credit union members and employees.
The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions hosted their quarterly meeting for credit union employees at the Charleston Battery game at Blackbaud Stadium on July 19. Employees participated in raffle-style events, again raising money for Lowcountry Orphan Relief while also rewarding participants.
Lowcountry Orphan Relief is a non-profit organization that provides goods and services to children who have been abused or neglected in the Tri-County area. Find out more about LOR at www.lowcountryorphanrelief.org.
Photo Caption: The Charleston Chapter of Credit Unions filled the LOR truck (called LORI) with their donations and made a check presentation to Lowcountry Orphan Relief volunteers.
About South Carolina Federal
South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 140,000 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, Calhoun, Orangeburg or Georgetown counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and 74 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at scfederal.org or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at simplecentsblog.org.
Contact: Jessica Jackson VP-Corporate Communications
South Carolina Federal Credit Union