SECU donates gloves to help protect North Carolinians on the COVID-19 front lines

RALEIGH, NC (April 24, 2020) — Responding to the call for medical supplies to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) today announced that it has donated approximately 60,000 nitrile disposable gloves to North Carolina Emergency Management for distribution to front line medical and other essential service providers.  Many of the 7,200+ SECU employees use gloves when handling cash or member documents working under challenging conditions to provide financial services to the Credit Union’s 2.5 million members.  This donation provides support where it is urgently needed to protect medical service providers on the front lines of the pandemic.

“In times like this, it’s imperative that we come together as a state and a nation to address the critical needs of our fellow neighbors,” said SECU President/CEO Mike Lord.  “We are happy to donate these gloves to help protect those who are working to protect others.”  Lord added, “SECU will continue to look for ways that we can support our members and help the people of North Carolina.”

Mike Lord

Donated Gloves

About SECU and the SECU Foundation

A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 85 years. SECU is the second largest credit union in the United States with $53 billion in assets and serves over 2.6 million members through 273 branch offices, over 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone, and a Mobile App. The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare, and human services. Since 2004, SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of over $235 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide. World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach. World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 86,451 credit unions in 118 countries serve 375 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


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