Through HTCares Community Outreach, Heritage Trust actively strengthens and supports outreach initiatives within our community. Each year, Heritage Trust employees give their time and money to support local and national charities and families and children in need.
Our efforts include work with the American Red Cross, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, Relay For Life, Trident United Way, GIFT Mentoring Program, Special Olympics, Children’s Miracle Network, GEARup program and many more. We also provide ongoing financial literacy and education to employees of our Select Employee Groups (SEGs).
Throughout January and February, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union employees and members supported the March of Dimes 2017 fundraising initiatives through bake sales, employee luncheons, personal donations and more. Along with a corporate sponsorship commitment, Heritage Trust donated over $15,000 to this local charity.
“We are thrilled to have surpassed our goal for this year,” commented Jim McDaniel, Heritage Trust President/CEO. “This organization touches so many lives throughout the Lowcountry and we are proud to support such a worthy cause.”
Funds raised for the March of Dimes support research efforts to understand and prevent premature birth and other serious problems that threaten babies. The March of Dimes also funds local community programs that help moms have full term pregnancies and help babies begin healthy lives. In addition to fundraisers, Heritage Trust employees strive to build awareness among our membership and the local community. The March of Dimes also acts globally by sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent.*
Heritage Trust employees will celebrate their fundraising success with thousands of community members at the March of Dimes signature event, the March for Babies on April 29th in Cannon Park.
For more information about the March for Babies event, any of the services provided by the March of Dimes or how you can participate simply visit www.MarchofDimes.com. To find out more about the March of Dimes in our state, visit www.marchofdimes.com/southcarolina.
Water Missions International is a nonprofit engineering organization providing sustainable safe water and sanitation solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Using state-of-the-art technology and engineering expertise, the organization has provided access to safe water for more than 2.4 million people in 49 countries on five continents since 2001.
Heritage Trust continues to expand on its commitment to workforce readiness by participating in the Youth Apprenticeship Program, a partnership between the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Trident Technical College and area school districts. Through this initiative, area high school juniors and seniors are able to gain additional knowledge beyond their coursework by also taking dual credit classes at Trident Technical College in a specific vocation. Students then have the opportunity to apprentice for ten hours a week at a company in their respective course track to gain valuable experience in a special career field.
Members of the Credit Union were in attendance at a recent signing ceremony in North Charleston, South Carolina to support newly hired student-apprentice, Bryson McIntosh. Bryson, a junior at Berkeley Middle College, will be working alongside members of the Heritage Trust Information Technology department as a Network Technician. Through this program, Bryson will be able to build upon what he learns in the classroom by getting on-the-job training with network security, data center operations and managing Help Desk service requests.
“We are excited to deepen our involvement in this initiative by participating in the apprenticeship program. Heritage Trust has always been committed to combining financial literacy and education to empower our youth and give them the tools to help them be successful. Not only is this a great resume builder for someone in High School, it’s also a great way for students to learn another aspect of the Credit Union.” commented Dustin Haynes, Heritage Trust Public Relations Officer.
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union held a free community shred day event on Saturday, November 19th. The event, which was coordinated with Iron Mountain and Citadel Mall, provided the local community with an opportunity to safely and securely dispose of sensitive documents.
“Heritage Trust was excited to once again offer this annual service to the community. Through this event, we were able to provide local residents with the opportunity protect their personal information and reduce the risk of identity. Over 3,000 lbs. of documents including medical bills, receipts, tax statements and credit card offers was shredded at this year’s event.” commented Nise Lowell, Heritage Trust Public Relations Officer.