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Security Service Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter

Wednesday, January 30, 2019  
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Donation to purchase kitchen equipment for meal preparation

   
    (L to R): Mark Jimenez, vice president of enterprise solution analysis & design for Security Service Federal Credit Union and shelter board member, and Marta Prada Pelaez, president and CEO for The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter.

(SAN ANTONIO, TX - JANUARY 30, 2019) –– The Security Service Charitable Foundation has presented The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter with $5,000 to purchase new kitchen equipment for meal preparation.

Since 1977, The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter has been working to strengthen families and break the cycle of violence. These goals are attained through providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, legal services, effective parenting education, and specialized intervention with youth and the elderly.

Serving Bexar County and the surrounding area, The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter currently houses over 185 women and children. Their Family Violence Prevention Services (FVPS) has assisted some 9,200 mothers and children agency wide.

“Donations like this one from Security Service Federal Credit Union are allowing us to continue providing a safe place for women and children who are escaping abuse,” said Marta Prada Pelaez, president and CEO for The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter. “Due to this, we are able to provide critical components to meet daily needs like a safe house and a working kitchen to prepare meals. Each component is so important for healing. Last year alone, 136,000 meals were served at this shelter.”

“For more than 40 years, The Battered Women and Children’s Shelter has done an exceptional job caring for victims and breaking the cycle of violence,” said Mark Jimenez, vice president of enterprise solution analysis & design for Security Service Federal Credit Union and shelter board member. “This is a critical component in creating healthy communities and we are honored Security Service’s donation will have an impact on families in need.”

FVPS provides the following services to victims of domestic violence: 24-hour crisis hotline, shelter with meals, comprehensive case management, children's program, individual counseling, emergency food and clothing, legal advocacy and referral, primary medical and dental, parent education program and many more services.

The Security Service Charitable Foundation helps further Security Service Federal Credit Union’s corporate goal of community service by contributing to deserving organizations and causes in the credit union's market areas. 

About Security Service Charitable Foundation
The Security Service Charitable Foundation was created to reinforce Security Service’s commitment to the community by contributing to deserving organizations and causes that benefit the community and help to improve the quality of life for its citizens.  The Security Service Charitable Foundation is a Texas Non-profit Corporation and federal public charity that was incorporated in 2007 and is the charitable arm of Security Service Federal Credit Union.

About Security Service Federal Credit Union
Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. The credit union is among the top credit unions in the nation. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at www.ssfcu.org or call 1-800-52-SSFCU.


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