Southern Security Donates $10,000 to Youth Villages02/21/2023 Banking
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Southern Security Donates $10,000 to Youth Villages
Southern Security Federal Credit Union’s donation is part of a community partnership with Youth Villages to support their mission
MEMPHIS, Tenn., February 21, 2023 – Southern Security, a not-for-profit financial cooperative whose mission is to help its members financially, announced a recent donation of $10,000 to Youth Villages as part of a community partnership to support the organization’s programs.
“We are honored to be able to offer this support to Youth Villages as they care for children, who are the future of our communities,” said Dawn Graeter, President and CEO of Southern Security. “We hope this partnership can assist this organization’s impactful work in advocating for local youth and restoring families.”
Southern Security’s contribution will support Youth Villages’ mission of helping children and families live successfully. The donation will also be used for the Holiday Heroes donation drive, the Soup Sunday event, and to provide backpacks for the Backpack Heroes Program. The 34th Annual Soup Sunday donation drive will be held on February 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Kent. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on Youth Villages’ website: https://youthvillages.org/2023-soup-sunday-tickets-on-sale-now/
“We are so thankful for Southern Security’s support for our mission,” said Richard Shaw, Chief Development Officer for Youth Villages. “Having this kind of support from our partners helps us continue our current programming and helps to create new programs to meet the needs of children, families, and our local community.”
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to tens of thousands of children, families, and young people across the U.S. annually. To learn more about Youth Villages, visit their website: https://youthvillages.org.
Southern Security strives to create a better community with local investments and to provide superior service to its members by offering better rates and lower fees. Today, Southern Security has more than 23,000 individual members, $238 million in assets, and 500 partner businesses and organizations.
Left to right: John Paul Kavin, Southern Security Community Relations Manager; Katie Jones, Director of Development at Youth Villages; and Dawn Graeter, President and CEO of Southern Security Federal Credit Union
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About Southern Security
Southern Security is a not-for-profit financial cooperative whose mission is to help its members by providing savings and lending options or simply providing convenience. The credit union was founded in 1948 to serve the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Memphis. In the 1980s, the name Southern Security Federal Credit Union was adopted, and it invited companies and organizations to join. Today, Southern Security has more than 23,000 individual members, $238 million in assets, and 500 partner businesses and organizations.
Southern Security offers better rates, lower fees, and superior service leading to Southern Security being awarded Best Credit Union two years running. Southern Security is federally insured by NCUA.
Please visit https://www.southernsecurity.org for more information.
About Youth Villages
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health committed to building strong families, delivering effective services, and significantly improving outcomes for children, families and young people involved in child welfare and juvenile justice systems across the country. Founded in 1986, the organization’s 3,400 employees help more than 32,000 children annually in 23 states across the U.S. and the District of Columbia. Youth Villages has been recognized by the Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report and was identified by The White House as one of the nation’s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations. Learn more at www.youthvillages.org.
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