Tidemark coat drive helps local individuals in need

February 17, 2019

To help local individuals in need this winter, Tidemark Federal Credit Union held a Warm Hands and Hearts Drive during January.

Tidemark FCU staff and members brought in coats, hats, scarves and gloves that were donated to Code Purple in Seaford.

Code Purple's mission is to offer shelter to those with no home by utilizing local churches, their sanctuaries, time, talent and support to save lives during cold weather in Sussex County, and to offer hope for a future to struggling neighbors. Code Purple's mission mirrors the credit union mission of People Helping People.

“We’re proud to help Code Purple in their efforts to support local people in need,” said Pam Fleuette, CEO of Tidemark FCU. “Simply going through our closets and pulling out those old coats we just don’t wear anymore, or purchasing gloves, scarves and hats, is an easy way to give back.” 

In addition to the items collected at four branch locations; Tidemark FCU member Barbara McCole handmade and delivered 50 hats to the Millsboro branch Jan. 22. “We have the kindest members at Tidemark FCU; just think how this wonderful gesture can make a significant difference in someone’s life,” said Stephanie Durstine, member relationship officer at Tidemark FCU.