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SC Telco Donates $25,000 to Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
Greenville, S.C. – In response to the historic damages resulting from Hurricane Florence, the board of SC Telco Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, recently approved a donation of $25,000 to the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund.
The foundation’s support program provides financial assistance for credit union employees and volunteers impacted by natural disasters. 100% of donated funds go to the people in need, and there are no administrative costs taken out of contributions.
“Hurricane Florence left in its wake the highest rainfall total for any tropical system to ever hit the East Coast of the United States. With such extreme amounts of rain, record-level river flooding forced thousands out of their homes—including dozens of credit union employees and volunteers,” said Steve Harkins, SC Telco CEO. “Credit unions were founded on the principle of ‘people helping people,’ and this is yet another opportunity for us to put that principle into practice.”
As subsequent flooding and other hurricane-related damages continue to be observed across the eastern Carolinas, SC Telco leadership has committed to remain in contact with peer credit unions in the affected areas to determine if further assistance is needed.
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 $380 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.