In an effort to support the charitable work of local organizations that serve the areas of Suffolk Federal branch locations, the credit union has identified nonprofits to provide financial support. In Southampton, Branch Manager MaryAnn Hudson and Assistant Branch Manager Vincent Hardalo present a $1,000 contribution to Executive Director of Blossom Sustainable Development Aiyana Smith.
“Suffolk Federal is honored to acknowledge this incredible organization,” said Hudson. “The work that is being done to empower at-risk youth through physical activities and leadership development demonstrates their positive and powerful commitment to this community. We’re proud to be part of that.”
“On behalf of Blossom Sustainable Development’s team, I would like to humbly thank Suffolk Federal for the generous contribution to our organization,” said Smith. “The credit union’s donation has assisted us in reviving the Eastern Coastal Cultural practices of the Long Island Native and surrounding communities for the purpose of preventing behavioral health issues among youth. Culture is prevention…culture is healing.”
About Blossom Sustainable Development
Founded in 2015 and located on the Shinnecock Indian nation Territory, Blossom Sustainable Development focuses on bettering not just community building, but also the world through sustainable development. Its mission is to empower local youth and families to live healthy lives through education, ecotourism and cultural health practices. For information, visit www.blossomsd.org.
Pictured left to right: Vincent Hardalo, Suffolk Federal Southampton Assistant Branch Manager; Aiyana Smith, Blossom Sustainable Development Executive Director and MaryAnn Hudson, Suffolk Federal Southampton Branch Manager.