Sun East FCU Partners with Regional Credit Union to Jointly Raise Over $220,000 Towards PPE Efforts; Donating 1,000 PPE Medical Gowns to Local Healthcare Facilities

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July 22, 2020
Sun East Federal Credit Union partnered with 17 regional credit unions and credit union partners, jointly raising more than $220,000 in just five days to collectively purchase and donate 30,000 Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) medical gowns to healthcare facilities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. 
 
Sun East will individually contribute 1,000 PPE gowns to local healthcare facilities. In total, the following Credit Unions and organizations have jointly contributed to support the gown donation program:
 
 
·         American Heritage Credit Union (PA)
·         American Spirit Federal Credit Union (DE)
·         Belco Community Credit Union (PA)
·         Citadel Credit Union (PA)
·         Discovery Federal Credit Union (PA)
·         Eagle One Federal Credit Union (DE)
·         First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union (PA)
·         Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (PA)
·         Freedom Credit Union (PA)
·         Healthcare Employees Federal Credit Union (NJ)
·         Penn East Federal Credit Union (PA)
·         Service 1st Federal Credit Union (PA)
·         Sun East Federal Credit Union (PA)
·         Trumark Financial Credit Union (PA)
·         West Penn P & P Federal Credit Union (PA)
·         CrossState Credit Union Association (Representing PA & NJ credit unions)
·         First Heritage Mortgage Services – a Credit Union Service Organization
·         Shields Business Solutions

 
Sun East Federal Credit Union’s President & CEO, Michael J. Kaczenski, summed up his credit union’s participation with a statement of gratitude, “Like many, I’m overwhelmed by the sheer courage and dedication that our medical professionals and essential workers have shown in the face of such great adversity; their unwavering commitment to caring for those impacted by this pandemic is unparalleled.  Serving the needs of others and putting their best interests first, is something that credit unions strive for every day; so when we had the opportunity to partner with our fellow credit unions to provide much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to the healthcare workers in our community, we didn’t hesitate.  It’s just one small way we can help protect those that have so graciously cared for our friends, families, and neighbors; we are truly grateful for their sacrifice.” 
 
Credit unions are member-owned and operate with the inherent philosophy of people helping people.  Sun East is proud to have played a role in this initiative to help give our front-line responders the protection they need.  Sun East employees will coordinate delivery and distribution of 1,000 gowns to healthcare organizations in its local service area.  
 
About Sun East:
Sun East Federal Credit Union, founded in 1949, is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution serving the savings, borrowing, investing, and virtual banking needs of more than 52,000 members, 1,200 employers, and multiple other organizations in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.  Sun East has over $700 million in assets with branches throughout the Tri-State area, nationwide ATM access, as well as online and mobile banking.  Support of local charitable and community outreach initiatives on behalf of Sun East are facilitated through the Sun East Charitable Foundation.  For more information call 1-877-5-SUNEAST, visit www.suneast.org, or follow @SunEastFCU.
 
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