SECU members support flood relief with grant

Published 7:32 pm Sunday, October 30, 2016


From State Employees’ Credit Union


RALEIGH — In support of fellow North Carolinians who have suffered devastation from Hurricane Matthew, State Employees’ Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation have responded with a $500,000 grant for North Carolina Feeding America Food Banks to assist victims in the counties directly impacted by the storm. The state’s food banks are a critical resource during disaster relief efforts, providing water, food, cleaning supplies and other needed items.

This grant will support the food banks that directly serve residents in the flood-ravaged areas.

SECU Foundation Board member and Greenville resident Al Delia said, “As an eastern North Carolinian, I see the destruction that the floods resulting from Hurricane Matthew have caused. Thousands of lives and dozens of communities in this region are devastated. Many of our members, neighbors, friends and families are experiencing pain and hardship. State Employees’ Credit Union is a part of the communities shattered by this disaster and understands that recovery will take weeks, months and in some instances, years. That is why, through the SECU Foundation, we acted quickly to provide a large contribution to Feeding America Food Banks to help with recovery.”

“As a native of Lumberton, I am very grateful that the foundation has chosen to help,” added SECU Foundation Board member David King. “The damage in Robeson County is both widespread and long-lasting. I hope this assistance will make it clear that the Credit Union family is committed to helping Robeson and all affected North Carolina communities make a speedy recovery.”

“Once again the staff and members of State Employees’ Credit Union are stepping up to meet dire needs in our state,” said N.C. Feeding America Food Banks Executive Director Alan Briggs. “The generous grant from SECU Foundation will help North Carolina’s food banks provide vital relief to so many of our neighbors facing hardships resulting from Hurricane Matthew. This donation will help us continue to serve food and water to early disaster responders, feed families displaced by the floods and also maintain our ability to feed those already facing food insecurity. On behalf of all those many thousands who will benefit, but whose names and faces we will never know, we say thank you.”