RAPID CITY, S.D., June 10, 2019 – Black Hills Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce they recently presented a $25,000 donation to Abbott House in support of their Building Bridges Capital Campaign. The campaign seeks to expand foster family services in Rapid City through the building of two additional foster homes.
“Abbott House serves an important role as a safe, caring place where displaced children in our community can receive the support and encouragement they need,” said Roger Heacock, president and CEO of Black Hills Federal Credit Union. “We’re grateful for the crucial work this organization does every day to improve the lives of youth in our community.”
BHFCU’s gift to the campaign will aid in the construction of two new foster homes, which will provide much-needed care and assistance to Black Hills-area children and families. Upon completion, each home will have six bedrooms for youth ages 10 to 17 and two independent living apartments for those 18 years and older, who have recently aged out of the foster care program.
The organization plans to break ground on the new foster family homes, which will be located near the Elk Vale area in East Rapid City, this summer.
A private charity, Abbott House provides a variety of residential treatment services to youth and families in the Rapid City area, including intensive treatment, foster care and independent living services. The organization currently operates two other therapeutic foster homes in the Black Hills.
About Black Hills Federal Credit Union
Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, financial cooperative serving more than 72,000 members. The community-chartered credit union has locations in Rapid City, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis, and Wall, South Dakota. For more information, visit bhfcu.com.