Recognizing the Safe Federal Credit Union 60Th Anniversaryby Representative Joe Wilson
Posted on 2015-02-04
WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, congratulations to SAFE
Federal Credit Union which on January 14 celebrated the 60th
anniversary of its Federal charter.
In January 1955, 15 civilian employees at Shaw Air Force Base organized the SAFE Federal Credit Union. Throughout the years, SAFE's membership has expanded to nearly 500 additional groups and eight underserved communities. SAFE, headquartered in Sumter, South Carolina, is now the largest credit union serving the South Carolina Midlands with 108,000 members and $903 million in assets.
I am grateful for the work of SAFE's employees who have developed a reputation of exemplary service, knowledge, and trust under the leadership of SAFE's CEO and president, Beverly Gagne. They have also been on the cutting edge of fraud prevention which is critical as we address new cyber cases of crime.
With their professionalism in lending practices, members have created many opportunities and prompted thousands of new jobs. I know firsthand as a real estate attorney closing loans for SAFE.
In conclusion, God bless our troops, and may the President by his actions never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism.
Our prayers for the people of Jordan as the latest victims of terrorism.