The SECU Foundation has announced a $1 million donation to the Veterans Life Center (VLC), a new residential facility for 21st century veterans experiencing difficulties reintegrating into civil society.
The SECU Foundation was formed in 2004 by the State Employees’ Credit Union to promote community development in North Carolina communities. The foundation funds projects in education, health care, and housing.
The gift is the largest single private donation to the VLC, and was made in conjunction with the VLC’s Five Star Leadership Campaign, a naming rights program under which rooms, wings and other features of the VLC campus in Butner, NC can be named in return for donations. As a result, the VLC building, now nearing completion, will be named the Veterans Life Center SECU Veterans Residence.
“SECU members through SECU Foundation are proud to support the work of the Veterans Life Center. The SECU Veterans Residence will offer much needed assistance to aid North Carolina’s 21st Century veterans in working towards their recovery in a facility that offers compassionate and comprehensive therapies that will enable them to live independent, healthy lives,” said Jana Campbell Executive Director, SECU Foundation.
“We are delighted and excited to receive this tremendous gift from SECU Foundation,” said BGen (Ret) Thomas A. Gorry, VLC Executive Director. “It is a major step forward in our efforts to aid homeless and at-risk Veterans in North Carolina and return them to self-reliance. Once we open the SECU Veterans Residence this Spring, we will begin our program of coordinating a wide range of Veterans services, including clean, safe room and board, health and wellness services, spiritual and family counseling, life skills training, vocational education and mentoring – and most of all, hope for a better future.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff and the heroes we will serve, I want to express my profound gratitude to the SECU Foundation for their extraordinary support,” General Gorry said.