First Financial shows support to the Eastern Shore community

LUTHERVILLE, MD (February 14, 2023) — First Financial Federal Credit Union (FFFCU) recently donated $35,000 to new partners and a local organization within the Eastern Shore community. As a credit union that prioritizes giving back, First Financial is thrilled to assist organizations with like-minded initiatives and missions.

To support new partners Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS) and Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS), FFFCU presented a $10,000 check to SCPS and a $20,000 check to WCPS for the Student Services Fund in each school system. The focus of the Student Services Department is to remove barriers to student learning and achievement, as well as to maintain a safe and nurturing environment for the students.

In support of the local community, FFFCU also recently donated $5,000 to The Samaritan Shelter in Pocomoke City, Maryland. Founded in 1986, The Samaritan Shelter is an organization that provides shelter for the homeless, hot nutritional lunches to those in need, and a food bank. Thousands of families have benefited from the care & resources that the Samaritan Shelter provides to those in need.

“At First Financial, we take every opportunity we can to support local schools and organizations who work to enhance the well-being of those throughout the community,” said Eric Church, First Financial President and CEO. “We are eager to continue to make a difference with local organizations as we broaden our scope of partnerships within the Eastern Shore.”

For details on First Financial outreach initiatives held throughout the year, visit To learn more about being a part of the First Financial difference, visit or call Member Services at 410-321-6060, option 5.

About First Financial Federal Credit Union (MD)

First Financial Federal Credit Union serves the employees, students, and parents of the Baltimore, Carroll, Somerset, and Worcester County Public School systems, as well as the employees and families of many area businesses, hospitals, private schools, and colleges. The Credit Union’s product offerings include free checking, online and mobile services, auto loans, credit cards, and home loans. Don’t Just Bank, Belong; visit for details.


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