CHARLESTON, S.C.– During the recent government shutdown, Heritage Trust FCU said it launched several initiatives to ease the burden of furloughed workers, including 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 who were working 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,” said Dustin Haynes, Heritage Trust, public relations officer.