Heritage Trust Assists Federal Employees Impacted By Government Shutdown
(Charleston, S.C.)—2/4/2019 — Founded in 1955 on the Charleston Air Force Base, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union has a long history of helping federal employees with their financial wellbeing. During the government shutdown, Heritage Trust has once again answered the call by mobilizing to assist federal workers in the Charleston region. The credit union launched several initiatives to ease the burden these individuals are facing to include an internal collection for food, hygiene products and other essential items that were donated to the USCG Chief Petty Officers Association to benefit local Coast Guard families stationed at Sector Charleston.
In addition to the internal donation drive, the credit union coordinated with the Charleston International Airport to provide meals for the employees of the TSA and Air Traffic Controllers forced to work without pay. Behind the scenes, credit union employees are also working closely with its federal members whose accounts may be impacted by the shutdown.
“As a not-for-profit member owned financial cooperative, we’re passionate about supporting our community. Our organization has a long history of working closely with federal employees, and we’re proud to step-up and assist those families impacted by the situation on Capitol Hill” Stated Dustin Haynes, Heritage Trust Public Relations Officer.
About Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union is a $595 million dollar institution that has been a part of the greater Charleston area since 1955. Heritage Trust serves around 48,000 members and has 12 branch locations and over 400 Select Employer Groups throughout Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties.