Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union delivers Thanksgiving donations to help Long Island families
OCEANSIDE, NY (November 25, 2020) — Employees of Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union (OFFCU) delivered boxes of donated food and personal items to the St. Raymond’s Parish Food Bank here today, to assist the families of the south shore community served by OFFCU for this year’s Thanksgiving and Holliday seasons.
Every year, OFFCU collects non-perishable food, household and personal care items for donation to local Catholic Parishes across its South Shore service area. Donations were accepted in OFFCU branch lobbies in Seaford and Oceanside, as well as at drive-up windows, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have always had a vested interest in the health and welfare of our community and the people in it,” said Joe Tedesco, President & CEO of OFFCU. “Perhaps more than any other year in recent memory, it’s important that we help those who are less fortunate or who maybe have fallen on hard times in the wake of the pandemic. By lifting up those who need it, we elevate everyone.”
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown have had a particularly hard impact on those most vulnerable, with people losing jobs, becoming ill or having to sacrifice to care for a loved one. The donations will be available to the general public to help create a Thanksgiving respite.
This year, many food pantries on Long Island have reported increases in the number of people seeking their help — some for the first time — as people have become unemployed or furloughed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tricia Daley, Director of Marketing & Membership for Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union helps to deliver Thanksgiving food donations collected at OFFCU branches to Fr. Chuck Romano (rear, third from left) and volunteers at St. Raymond’s in East Rockaway.
About Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union
Ocean Financial Federal Credit Union was formed in 1969 by a group of Father Joseph O’Connell Knights of Columbus members looking to provide financial services to Brother Knights and their families. Over the years, the credit union has evolved in name and in field of membership, while maintaining ties to their Catholic roots. Today, Ocean Financial has grown to over $383 million in assets, serving members of the Knights of Columbus in New York State, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and any Catholic interested in the credit union. Inspired by their Catholic values, Ocean Financial provides exceptional products and services to the Catholic community. The credit union takes pride in having Catholic values you can bank on. Ocean Financial promotes these values through the entire organization, down to the logo.
To learn more, visit https://www.oceanfinancial.org