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SECU to Help with the Governor's 2nd Annual School Supply Drive

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RALEIGH, N.C., July 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It's official – all 263 State Employees' Credit Union (SECU) branches will again serve as collection sites for Governor Cooper's 2nd Annual School Supply Drive, which begins July 30th and runs through August 17th. The Governor made the formal announcement during kickoff events held yesterday at E.M. Rollins Elementary School in Henderson and Thomasboro Academy in Charlotte. SECU executives were on hand for both events, including Mike Lord, President/CEO of State Employees' Credit Union, and Tyrone Tyler, Senior Vice President of the Charlotte District offices.

SECU to Help with the Governor's 2nd Annual School Supply Drive
L to R: Mike Lord-SECU President/CEO; NC Governor Roy Cooper; Dr. Anthony Jackson-Superintendent of Vance County Schools; and Pam Hartley-President/CEO of Communities in Schools of NC.



"We are happy to provide our branch offices as collection points for those wishing to support our children and teachers by donating school supplies or cash contributions.  Our children are the future of North Carolina and our country. These donations will improve their opportunities to learn," said Mr. Lord.  "As a financial cooperative formed to benefit our members, which include teachers and state employees, we are pleased to assist with the Governor's statewide school supply drive.  We have branch offices in all 100 North Carolina counties, which provide opportunities for interested citizens across the state to participate in the drive."

Governor Cooper is encouraging North Carolina residents to donate these essential items:  paper (all types), pens and pencils, USB flash drives, dry erase markers, copy paper, folders, tissues, and sanitizing wipes. Monetary donations will also be accepted and used to purchase supplies. The collected supplies will be distributed to the schools by the Communities in Schools of North Carolina organization in the county in which they are donated.

Stephanie Alston, Principal at E.M. Rollins Elementary School noted, "Our students, staff, and community are grateful for Governor Cooper's visit to announce the drive and for the support of SECU. We are absolutely excited to hear of the effort and that others are thinking of us and want to contribute to our students."

About SECU
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 81 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 over 2.3 million members through 263 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone and a website, www.ncsecu.org.

Contact: Leigh Brady, EVP – Organizational Development Office: 919-807-8347 | leigh.brady@ncsecu.org

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/4eb04a7d-bf15-4928-bfef-fdedc50549f9

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