The State Employees' Credit Union Foundation, the charitable arm of the 1.8 million member State Employees' Credit Union recently made a $1 million foundtion to hospice in Western North Carolina.
The $26 billion credit union is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The facility supported is the first inpatient hospice facility to the healthcare community and citizens of the six-county area of Macon, Swain, Graham, Clay, Cherokee and Jackson Counties. The SECU Foundation announced its commitment of a $1 million challenge grant in August to assist the Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Capital Campaign efforts. SECU Foundation Board Chair Jim Barber presented the check to the Hospice House Foundation on behalf of State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members who fund the Foundation.
Michelle Alderson, Chairperson of the Hospice House Foundation of WNC was on hand for the acceptance. She commented, “We are very grateful for the generosity of SECU members through their Foundation. This grant will help bring a much needed Hospice House to the residents of our six area counties as well as the Qualla Boundary – Cherokee Reservation.”
“SECU Hospice House of WNC is the twelfth SECU Foundation supported hospice project in North Carolina. SECU members continue to embrace these statewide initiatives, recognizing the great need for inpatient hospice services throughout North Carolina. As steadfast partners, SECU Foundation and the Hospice House Foundation of WNC are helping provide the highest level of care, compassion and support for patients and their families needing end of life or respite care services,” added Jim Barber.