ēCO Credit Union has a strong commitment to the communities where our members live, work and play. Through the #eCOmmunity program, we are proud to recognize people and community groups who go above and beyond for their community. Each month in 2020, members of the community who embody the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” will be nominated by ēCO employees to be “Credit Unioned.”
Mia Robinson, Homewood Branch Manager, nominated the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office School Resource Officers (SROs) to be “Credit Unioned” for the month of March. Robinson nominated the Jefferson County SROs because of their commitment to ensure the safety of the students on a day-to-day basis.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office website, “The mission of these community-oriented deputies is to support safe, secure learning environments for students in grades K – 12. SROs work to prevent violence in schools, to investigate and prosecute students who engage in crimes on school campuses.”
Not only do these deputies serve and protect, the SROs encourage and help kids who may not always find encouragement outside of school. For the SROs, the program helps them build bridges with students.
“I feel like the SROs are so underappreciated for all they do for our kids and our schools,” said Robinson. “They not only provide safety for the schools, but cultivate relationships with the students by showing them they are a source of trust and help in times of need, whether it is during schools hours or after hours.”
ēCO was proud to surprise Capt. Wendell Major, Lt. Mike House, Sgt. Anthony Williams, and Sgt. Jake Money on Wednesday, March 11, with cupcakes and water bottles for their service to the community and students.
ēCO Credit Union is grateful for the commitment and investment the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office School Resource Officers provide to the community. Thank you, Jefferson County SROs for your leadership and dedication to the community!