The SECU Family Home of UNC Hospitals Celebrates the Opening of

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RALEIGH, NC, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To celebrate the opening of the new Pine Wing of the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, an enthusiastic small group of community leaders and supporters turned up recently reunited for an official groundbreaking ceremony at the Chapel Hill site. This new wing nearly doubled the size of the home from 40 to 78 rooms, helping to meet the increased need for affordable accommodations for patients and families receiving lifesaving treatment and care at UNC hospitals. The SECU Foundation announced its support for the expansion in 2017, awarding the Family House a $2 million challenge grant to help fundraising efforts. Representatives from the SECU Foundation and the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) were present for the special event.

“The SECU Family Home at UNC Hospitals is a vital link in supportive care for the approximately 2,200 families served each year, many of whom travel great distances to receive care at UNC Hospitals,” said Jama Campbell, Executive Director. of the SECU Foundation. “Staff and volunteers have made a huge impact through their commitment to service – providing patients and families with a safe and comfortable place to rest and heal during their time of need. The Pine Wing expansion will allow the Family House to broaden its reach for even greater impact. We are honored to be part of this wonderful project that demonstrates the compassion and cooperative spirit of helping others.

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals was the SECU Foundation’s first brick-and-mortar initiative, which began with a $2 million grant to build the original 40-room foster home in 2005. The house became a flagship model for the construction of additional SECUs. Family homes built in Winston-Salem and Wilmington.

“Leadership gifts from our longtime supporters, including the SECU Foundation, have helped make this expansion possible,” said Janice McAdams, Executive Director of SECU Family House. “More patients and their loved ones across North Carolina will have a safe and affordable place to stay when they are away from home and sick. We are grateful for the generosity of our community.

Aabout SECU and the SECU Foundation
A not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative, SECU has been providing North Carolina state employees and their families with consumer financial services for more than 83 years. The Caisse populaire also offers a diverse range of financial advisory services, including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through of its partners and affiliated entities. SECU serves more than 2.5 million members through 272 branches, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 member services by telephone, a website, www.ncsecu.org and a mobile application. Members can also follow and subscribe to SECU on Facebook and YouTube. The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by contributions from SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high-impact projects in the areas of housing, education, health care and social services. Since 2004, the SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of more than $200 million to initiatives benefiting North Carolina residents across the state. In addition to the website, highlights are also available on the SECU Foundation Instagram page.

Contact: Jama Campbell, Executive Director
Office: 919-839-5562 | [email protected]

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