GKCU contributes to Georgetown fire relief
Monday, October 28, 2013
SC – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 25 devastation shook
the historic waterfront of downtown Georgetown when fire swept through,
destroying eight buildings in one block. Businesses and apartments above them
were engulfed in flames, leaving behind just ashes of memories from centuries
residents and businesses throughout Georgetown County pulled together to
provide help where it was needed most, including fundraising. Georgetown Kraft
Credit Union (GKCU) branches joined those efforts and put baskets in the
lobbies for members and staff to donate to relief efforts.
of collecting donations, including donations collected by the Georgetown Middle
School BETA Club, GKCU was able to disburse the money to two causes: (1) As a
token of appreciation, GKCU donated $20 gift cards to 37 firefighters from the Georgetown
City Fire Department; and (2) donated the remaining funds to the city-wide Fire
Relief Fund, coordinated by a committee of representatives from the Chamber of
Commerce, Downtown Business Association, United Way, and city and county governments.
|City of Georgetown Fire Department with GKCU employees
Melissa Poindexter and Laura Holcombe.|
GKCU contributed approximately $3,000 to the fundraising efforts.
"We couldn't just sit by and not do anything to help,” states GKCU Marketing Director Nikki
Ewing. "It is a mission that we live every day for our members and this was a
time when we knew we could return that ‘people helping people’ philosophy back
to the community. We are proud our members and employees continually step up
and give back whenever asked and we couldn’t think of a better cause than
rebuilding Georgetown after the fire.”
Currently, the GKCU branch in Georgetown is selling "Rebuild, Revive”
wristbands for a donation of $5 or more. Wristbands were designed for
fundraising by the Chamber of Commerce.