Security Service Charitable Foundation donates $2,500 to The Road Home
Donation to purchase sanitizing equipment for the shelter
SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 1, 2020) — The Security Service Charitable Foundation has provided The Road Home with a $2,500 donation to purchase electrostatic sprayers and cleaning tablets for the shelter. These items are helping the facility sanitize more thoroughly during the COVID-19 pandemic as many patrons fall into vulnerable populations.
Since 2005, The Road Home has operated using the nationally recognized shelter practices of Housing First, an approach of homeless assistance that focuses on helping people into housing and connecting them with other needed resources. Each of the center’s facilities offer basic necessities and safety including a bed, shower, nutritious meals, and clothing.
“Thanks to the Security Service Charitable Foundation, our new electrostatic sprayers and cleaning tablets are ensuring that The Road Home’s facilities are disinfected even more thoroughly, helping individuals feel safe and less vulnerable during COVID-19,” said Dee Norton, director of impact and facilities for The Road Home.
In 2019, The Road Home sheltered over 8,000 individuals including 676 families. Beyond assisting them with short-term needs, housing-focused case managers were able to connect them with community resources, reducing the time they spent in homelessness.
“The Road Home plays a critical role in rehousing people in need throughout Utah,” said Ben Wiseman senior vice president of member service—Mountain West Region for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “We are honored to be able to help them increase cleaning processes amidst COVID-19 so that they can continue impacting lives for generations to come.”
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.
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 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 by enriching the lives of its members with beneficial financial solutions and a lifetime of service excellence. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.
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 The Road Home
The Road Home has been serving the Salt Lake City region since it opened under the name Traveler’s Aid in 1923. The organization helps people out of homelessness by providing shelter services and a housing focused case management team that assists homeless individuals with supportive services such as employment and housing. The work begins by providing people with safety and basic needs while immediately working with them to develop a plan for housing. The programs are designed to connect people with resources to help integrate into stable housing. For more information, visit theroadhome.org.