Cape Gazette

Sussex credit union supports U.S. service members

Branch offices will have collection centers through Nov. 5
Oct 17, 2012
Source: Submitted Sussex County Federal Credit Union Vice President of Marketing Sharee Coleman shows support for Operation We Care.

In support of local deployed soldiers, Sussex County Federal Credit Union has partnered with Operation We Care to serve as a care package collection center through Monday, Nov. 5. Members of the local community interested in donating care package items can pick up a soldier’s needs list at any of the four Sussex County Federal Credit Union branches in Seaford, Lewes, Milford and Millsboro. Collection containers are available at each location, with the contents being sorted, packaged and shipped in alignment with Veterans Day. Within the past 12 months, more than 800 care package items have been shipped to service members via the Operation We Care project.

Operation We Care is a community-based project that started more than three-and-a-half years ago to show support, encouragement, love and thanks to hometown soldiers who have been deployed in harm's way. Operation We Care is sustained strictly by volunteers and driven by the desire to show appreciation for the sacrifices local soldiers experience in an effort to protect freedom.

To support the program, OWC partners with local businesses such as Sussex County FCU which serve as drop-off locations for care package items, typically aligning with Veterans Day and Armed Forces Day. Sharee Coleman, vice president of marketing, said, “Sussex County FCU employees, volunteers and members represent proud Americans; partnering with Operation We Care was a perfect complement to support our local community, its soldiers and their families.” For more information about Operation We Care, go to

Go to for details and updates on the fall collection schedule of Operation We Care.


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