The staff of the SRP Federal Credit Union Branch in Barnwell, SC decided they wanted to do something special for the disabled and elderly in their rural community for Easter. To do so, their team visited the local Barnwell Pruitt Health Residential Facility with a small gift for each of the approximately 45 residents.
The SRP team members visited the residents on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to deliver Bunny Boxes filled with plush chicks or bunnies, a toothbrush, hand sanitizer, facial tissues, hand cream, chocolate eggs, and a chocolate bunny. Some the residents were members of SRPFCU and the staff knew them. They were able to enjoy time catching up with them and spending time visiting the other residents. An enjoyable time was had by all.
One resident who was given a Bunny Box is Daniel Laird (pictured with Branch Manager, Angela Cotton). He is disabled, has had a stroke, and now stays at the facility. Last month was especially difficult due to an additional 27 seizures that added to his difficulties. His mother visits him every single day. She is a member at SRP Federal Credit Union, and her name is Faye McDonald.
Ms. McDonald contacted Angela Cotton, our Barnwell Branch Manager, after the visiting, saying, “Thank you and the SRP staff for doing such a wonderful thing for these people! Daniel showed me his Easter basket the moment I got there yesterday. He was so proud of it.”
SRP Federal Credit Union believes in and encourages the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People.” As such, we are involved throughout the communities we serve. It is through the spirit and volunteerism of the SRP staff that we succeed as a vital part of the communities we serve – because we believe in helping the people who live in those areas. In this instance, the staff (who included Angela Cotton, Annie Tyler, Jody Thompson, Racheal Neece and Debbie Music) visited to do something good for those who may be forgotten during the Easter holiday.
Activities to remember our neighbors at Easter – this is just one of the reasons Good Things are Happening at SRP!