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Security Service Charitable Foundation Assists Victims of Family Violence with $15,000 Donation for Safe Haven
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:55 AM

The Security Service Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation is helping to provide a safe haven for victims of family violence. Recently, the foundation announced a $15,000 donation to the San Antonio Battered Women and Children’s Shelter.

“The shelter provides more than just a safe haven for women and children; it provides hope,” said Brandy Ralston-Lint, senior vice president of corporate communications for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “From counseling and medical services to transitional housing and education, the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter is helping victims of abuse overcome and succeed in life, and we are proud to contribute to that success.”  

The donation could not have come at a better time, as the South Texas heat had taken a toll on the shelter’s air conditioning unit, causing it to go out and leave women, children, and infants with no air.

“The shelter reached out to us, letting us know the situation, and fortunately our foundation board was able to approve the funds quickly to help replace the air conditioning unit at the shelter,” said Mark Jimenez, vice president of technology at Security Service and a board member at the shelter.

The San Antonio Battered Women and Children’s Shelter is currently near capacity with more than 160 women and children seeking refuge. In addition to helping with the air conditioning unit, the charitable foundation’s donation will help the shelter provide assistance to those women and children. 

“Our vision is a San Antonio free of domestic violence,” said Marta Pelaez, president and CEO for the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter of Bexar County. “Helping victims see themselves as survivors and teaching children that any violence hurts all of us are tremendous tasks, but with the help of community organizations like Security Service, we are up to the challenge.”

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, call the Battered Women and Children's Shelter Hotline, at 210-733-8810. 

About Security Service Federal Credit Union 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 is an industry-leading financial institution with 70 locations in Texas, Colorado, and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 800-52-SSFCU.