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SAFE Federal Credit Union donates $20,000 to victims of Maui wildfires


SAFE Federal Credit Union recently donated $20,000 to the Valley Isle Chapter of the Hawaii Credit Union League to directly assist victims of the Maui Wildfires that took place in August.

The four-day fundraising effort took place from August 25 through August 28 where members, non-members, and SAFE employees collectively donated over $12,000 through online and in-branch giving. SAFE added its own corporate contribution to bring the total donation to $20,000.

“South Carolina has seen its share of tragedy and can comprehend the impact a helping hand can have,” said President and CEO, Michael Baker. “Credit Unions embody a sense of family, making it SAFE’s instinctive decision to support our extended family in Maui.”

The funds raised through this initiative will go to directly assist the families of those significantly affected by the devastating fires.

SAFE Federal Credit Union, founded in 1955, is one of the largest financial institutions based in South Carolina with over $1.7 billion in assets, 138,000+ members, and 18 branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Sumter, Lee, Kershaw, Clarendon, Florence and parts of Richland and Lexington counties. Membership is also open to employees of more than 400 companies located throughout the Midlands and relatives of those eligible to join. Connect with us at www.SAFEfed.org, on Facebook.com/SAFEfederalcreditunion or @SAFEFCU.