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Suncoast Stories to Warm Your Heart

  • November 4, 2019
  • By Erin Palmer

    Erin Palmer

    Content Marketing Specialist

    Erin Palmer is a content marketing specialist for Suncoast Credit Union. She has written articles for numerous publications and websites, including the Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. Erin is happiest when curled up with a book, trying a new restaurant or playing with her dogs.

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Being a trusted financial institution connects us to so many people in our community. And throughout the years, we’ve created many treasured memories with our members.

It is so special to be a part of your lives for the big moments, like buying a home or the small moments, like helping you when you visit a branch. We love seeing you in our branches and out in the community.

It’s always a pleasure to connect with our members. Here are a few heartwarming moments we’ve experienced in recent years:

Reuniting Art to Artist

Nineteen years ago, a fourth grader at Ballast Point Elementary School painted a picture. The Hillsborough County School District presented the artwork to Tom Dorety, who was President of Suncoast at the time.

Suncoast employees found the painting while moving offices and were blown away by the talent of the young artist, David. And as luck would have it, we found out that David was now a Suncoast member!

We reached out to the now-grown artist and shared the story. And almost two decades after he created this masterpiece, we got the chance to thank him in-person and give him back the beautiful piece that he created as a child.

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Sallie’s 95th Birthday

When we meet our members, they often share how long they’ve been with Suncoast. Ms. Sallie did just that while visiting the Riverview branch. She let us know that she has been a Suncoast member since 1978 and that we were some of her best friends.

Of course, that touched our hearts! So when Ms. Sallie mentioned that her 95th birthday was approaching and she was making a scrapbook of her birthday cards, we knew we wanted to be a part of it.

We showered Ms. Sallie with some fun gifts, including our colorful Suncoast umbrella, and of course a card for her scrapbook. It’s such an honor to be part of her life!

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Hurricane Irma Help

Community is at the heart of what we do every day at Suncoast. So when some of our local communities were impacted by Hurricane Irma, we wanted to help in any way possible.

We brought our mobile unit to areas that were without power so that people could use the ATM to get out cash. We gave out cold bottles of water and served up some hot food to anyone who needed it.

Our mission at Suncoast is to improve our members’ financial lives. So we understand that during weather emergencies and other high stress situations, it’s important to be there to help in any way we can.

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