Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin

Raleigh, North Carolina, UNITED STATES

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wednesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony marked the official opening of SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin, the first inpatient hospice facility in Yadkin County to serve patients and families in the Yadkin Valley region.  The dedication was well attended, with representatives from State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) and SECU Foundation joining leaders from Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, Hospice of Surry County, Inc. and numerous local and county supporters.  SECU members, through their Foundation, helped boost capital campaign efforts for the construction of the 11,000 square foot Yadkinville facility with a $1 million challenge grant announced in 2015.

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SECU Foundation Board member Michael Clements spoke briefly during the ceremony.  Highlighting the commitment of Credit Union members, partnering groups and volunteers, Clements remarked, “This has been a long-awaited day and we would like to acknowledge the hard work and perseverance of all who have supported the great need for inpatient hospice care services in this region.  The challenge has been met and now SECU Hospice Care Center of Yadkin is helping meet the increased need for respite and hospice care services for family members of patients who can no longer be cared for in the home.”

“The staff and volunteers of Mountain Valley Hospice are grateful for the support of State Employees’ Credit Union members in making our new Yadkin hospice home a reality,” said Denise Watson, Executive Director of Hospice of Surry County, Inc.  “Because of their generous matching donation, we can now better serve the growing needs of hospice patients and their families in Yadkin and surrounding counties.  Our mission of compassionate care will be sustained for many years to come.”

About SECU and the SECU Foundation
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for 80 years.  The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities.  SECU serves 2.2 million members through 258 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone and a website, www.ncsecu.org.  The SECU Foundation, a 501c (3) charitable organization funded solely by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare and human services.  Since 2005, SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of more than $130 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide.

SECU Hospice Care Center Ribbon-Cutting 1 (2)

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