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Security Service Charitable Foundation donates $2,500 to purchase custom helmets for disadvantaged people with epilepsy

SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 27, 2017) — Security Service Charitable Foundation has presented Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas (EFCST) with a $2,500 donation to purchase custom-fit and medically necessary helmets for disadvantaged youth and adults with epilepsy.

EFCST is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comfort and support for people with epilepsy and their families and caretakers. They strive to help people with epilepsy lead active, productive lives in supportive and bully-free communities, not letting their diagnosis define them. The organization’s efforts span 79 Texas counties, allowing them to help nearly 21,000 individuals with epilepsy each year.

“Epilepsy affects all aspects of a person’s life; learning to cope with and manage epilepsy takes a coordinated effort,” said Sindi Rosales, CEO of EFCST. “Having partners like Security Service Federal Credit Union allows us to bring a stronger message to our community and provide even more support for the nearly 1 in 26 people that will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.”

“For someone with epilepsy, something as simple as a helmet can be lifesaving,” said Gloria Onesty, board member for EFCST and vice president controller for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “These custom-fit helmets reduce the risk of injury from falls that occur with the unpredictability of seizures. Each helmet that we are able to fund provides safety and a sense of security for that individual and their caretakers. It can open up a whole new world of opportunities and adventures.”

The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union’s market areas.

Sindi Rosales, CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas; Gloria Onesty, vice president and controller for Security Service Federal Credit Union; and Kathleen Kraemer, social services coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation Central & South Texas.


About Security Service Charitable Foundation

The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service’s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens.  The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members.  Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with 73 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation.  Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value.  Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.

Contacts

Clarissa Rodriguez
Assistant Vice President | Corporate Communications
Security Service Charitable Foundation
210.476.4490
crodriguez@ssfcu.org

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