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Greenville-based credit union recognized for strategic community impact
SC Telco Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, was recently announced as Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County’s Strong Foundation award.
The Strong Foundation award, which is given annually, recognizes individuals and organizations in the community that embody Habitat for Humanity’s mission to promote dignity and hope while providing sustainable, transformative development. After initially partnering with the nonprofit organization to build a house in 2012, SC Telco has participated in multiple initiatives and supported events such as Habitat’s CEO Build, the Barron Classic Golf Tournament, the Ruby Slipper event.
“SC Telco has embraced our mission,” said Habitat for Humanity Vice President of Finance, Dennis Raines. “In 2018, Habitat Greenville embarked on a five-year strategic plan to double our output. By increasing the number of new mortgages by two each year and by increases our home preservation program, we will be serving 300 families per year by 2023. We could not do this without SC Telco. They are also the first organization to make a significant investment in our Accelerated Asset Recovery Program. This will enable us to fund the growth plan, and for that, we are truly grateful.”
In response to the credit union’s recognition, SC Telco CEO, Steve Harkins shared, “As a financial cooperative, SC Telco is built on the belief that we can accomplish more together than any of us could on our own. We are honored to receive this award because it represents the strength of our partnership with Habitat and the contributions of our entire team.”
About SC Telco
SC Telco Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1935 as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, and today has over 60,000 members and $370 million in assets. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the credit union’s footprint spans the Upstate and Midlands of South Carolina with branches in Greenville, Taylors, Easley, Spartanburg, and Columbia.