RALEIGH, N.C. (11/27/13)--Sta
|Jim Barber, board chair of the SECU Foundation, the charitable arm of Raleigh, N.C.-based State Employees' CU, presented a check for $1 million to Michelle Anderson, chairperson of the Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina, to bring the first inpatient hospice facility to six counties in North Carolina. (Photo provided by SECU Foundation)|
te Employees' CU (SECU) Foundation presented a $1 million grant on Monday to a facility that will bring inpatient hospice care to six counties in North Carolina.
The charitable arm of SECU presented the money in Franklin, N.C., for the SECU Family House of Western North Carolina--an affiliate of the Hospice House Foundation of Western North Carolina--which will serve Macon, Swain, Graham, Cherokee and Jackson Counties.
The foundation first committed to a $1 million challenge grant in August to aid the Hospice House Foundation.
SECU Foundation Board Chair Jim Barber, who presented the check to the Hospice House Foundation, said that the credit union's members "continue to embrace these statewide initiatives, recognizing the great need for inpatient hospice services throughout North Carolina." The credit union's foundation has supported 12 hospice projects in the state.
SECU is based in Raleigh, N.C., and has a total of $26.7 billion in assets.