Security Service Charitable Foundation donation to help those less fortunate stay warm this winter
$2,500 donation to buy socks for thousands
SAN ANTONIO, TX (December 9, 2015) — While it may seem like a simple gift, a pair of socks can make a big difference to someone less fortunate in the winter months. Thanks to a $2,500 donation from the Security Service Charitable Foundation, the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center will be able to provide a pair of new socks to the thousands of men, women and children it serves.
“Most distribution centers provide a pair of jeans, shirt and sweater; but never socks,” said Mona Montoya, director of operations for the Pueblo Cooperative Care Center. The Center, which is mostly supported by a collective of 38 local churches, provides food, clothing, medication, bus tokens and personal hygiene essentials to more than 42,000 annually. About 4,000 seniors and more than 13,450 children benefit from services offered through the cooperative.
“Socks are such a small thing – yet so essential – especially as the weather turns cold,” said Jim Laffoon, president and CEO of Security Service. “The Cooperative Care Center has a tremendous, 33-year track record in Pueblo, and it’s our honor to be able to provide extra support to relieve some of the burden on the local churches.”
“Our mission is to prevent hunger and provide emergency services for the less fortunate in Pueblo County,” said Edie De La Torre, Cooperative Care executive director. “We are incredibly thankful to Security Service for this donation. We believe that we will see many happy feet walking out of the Center, with their new, warm socks this year.”
Photo caption: (from left): Rick Weber, senior vice president of member service for Security Service Federal Credit Union; Jennifer Andrew, Security Service Pueblo area manager; Edie De La Torre, executive director for Pueblo Cooperative Care; and Wilma Kelly, Pueblo Cooperative Care clothing store staff member.
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.