RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SECU Foundation, funded solely by State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) members, recently announced a commitment of $1 million to the Crystal Coast Hospice House (CCHH) campaign to build the first inpatient hospice facility in the Crystal Coast area. This is the largest gift to date for the CCHH Campaign. The ten-bed Hospice House, which will be located in Newport, N.C., will serve a five-county area including Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico.
"It is a tremendous honor to receive such a generous gift from the members of SECU. A gift of this magnitude demonstrates the notable need our community has for the inpatient hospice facility," said Sarah Strange, president of the Crystal Coast Hospice House. "We are overjoyed at the news."
"Hospice houses have become a standard of care that is available to most residents in North Carolina and around the country," said Dale Britt, Capital Campaign Co-Chair of CCHH. "It will be wonderful for our neighbors, families and friends along the Crystal Coast to have access to such a facility locally," he added. "This gift takes us so much closer to opening the doors of the new SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House."
"The SECU Foundation is pleased to partner with CCHH to fill the obvious need for an inpatient hospice facility in the Crystal Coast community," commented SECU Foundation Board Chair Shirley Bell. "The purpose of this facility certainly aligns with the mission of the SECU Foundation, making the project a great fit."
About SECU and the SECU Foundation
SECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. SECU has been providing the employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 70 years. Currently serving nearly 1.7 million members, SECU provides services through 238 branch offices, about 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Contact Centers and a website, www.ncsecu.org. The SECU Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of education, health and human services.
SOURCE State Employees' Credit Union