Our staff have been very busy paying-it-forward in the communities we serve. Continue reading to learn about our most recent random acts of kindness!
Surprising local businesses with free lunch: In May, we showed our appreciation for local businesses with deliveries of pizza. The credit union purchased 50 pizzas from Sergi’s and delivered them to 20 businesses throughout the Village of Canton. This random act of kindness was an effort to support the local business sector that plays a vital role in the community. Pictured (l to r) are SeaComm Branch Manager Barb Bessette, Sergi’s Team Members Pat Sergi, Ryan Todd, Frank Sergi, and SeaComm Marketing Communications Manager Tyler LeBoeuf.
Delivering breakfast to first responders: It was our pleasure to surprise first responders throughout the City of Watertown with deliveries of breakfast. The credit union purchased coffee, donuts, and muffins from Dunkin’ and delivered it to the Watertown Fire Department, Watertown City Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, and Samaritan Medical Center. Pictured (l to r) are SeaComm Business Development Manager Jerry Manor, Watertown Police Detective Sergeant Paige Taylor, SeaComm Financial Service Representative Jess Roach, Watertown Police Sergeant Dennis O’Brien, and Watertown Police Sergeant Jacob Bull.
Providing 100 gas gift cards to SeaComm members: In July, we purchased 100 Sunoco gas gift cards which were raffled to SeaComm members! The free raffle took place over a period of two weeks on the SeaComm Facebook page, and 100 lucky members received a $50 prepaid gas gift card to help fill their tank. Pictured is gift card recipient Shelly Chilton.
Donating school supplies to students in need: During the month of August, we purchased a large quantity of school supplies and delivered them to the Massena Central School District, Norwood-Norfolk Central School District, Pack-the-Trolley school supply event in Watertown, and the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Vermont. The donated items included notebooks, binders, paper, writing utensils, art supplies and more. Pictured (l to r) are MCS Student Joey Lashomb, MCS Community Schools Director Kristin Colarusso-Martin, MCS Student Zoey Atkins, and SeaComm Financial Service Representative/IRA Specialist Erica Horan.
Providing free admission at DreamFest in Potsdam: Also in August, we purchased 100 tickets to DreamFest 2022 which were raffled to SeaComm members. The free raffle took place August 8-12 on the SeaComm Facebook page. DreamFest 2022 included an outdoor concert featuring Waydown Wailers and Broken Arrow, which was held at the Lodge at Dreaming Tree Ranch on Saturday, August 20. Proceeds from the event directly benefited the Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation, which aims to provide a retreat for children with cancer and their families. Pictured (l to r) are SeaComm Branch Manager Barb Bessette, Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation President Jim Curtis, Help Sami Kick Cancer Foundation VP Karen Curtis, and SeaComm Financial Service Representative Rebecca Burcume.
Paying for orders at Dairy Queen in Massena: It was our pleasure to cover the cost of orders at Dairy Queen in Massena! The event was announced in advance, and 529 people received free lunch and dinner paid for by the credit union on Thursday, August 25. SeaComm staff also provided each individual with reusable grocery bags, phone fans, and other giveaway items. Pictured (l to r) are event attendee Florence Patterson and SeaComm President and Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson.
At SeaComm, we strongly believe in supporting the communities we serve and carrying out the credit union philosophy, “People Helping People” through donations and acts of kindness. Click here to learn more about our most recent contributions!