Press Release

PSECU Sponsors PA Blue Ribbon Champion Awards Ceremony & Rally for Kids

Harrisburg, PA - April 20, 2017 - The voices of children rang out at Pennsylvania's State Capitol made a powerful plea for child abuse prevention during the first PA Blue Ribbon Champion Awards Ceremony and Rally for Kids. The event was organized by Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA), the state's leading child protection organization.

Young performers and speakers, including the Philadelphia Girls Choir, 2015 Red Land Little League U.S. Champion Cole Wagner, and the West Shore Christian Academy Symphonic Orchestra and Chamber Singers, summoned residents to put children first and protect them from harm. As part of the ceremony, PFSA awarded the first PA Blue Ribbon Champion designations to five Pennsylvania individuals who made a significant impact on child safety.

"We meet at this crosswalk of the State Capitol facing two startling realities: One, the terrible toll of innocence lost and lives claimed by child abuse, and two, the incredible opportunities each one of us has to be a champion for children," noted PFSA President and CEO Angela Liddle. "I pray that we listen to these young voices and answer their call to keep our kids safe."

"PSECU was founded on the belief that everyone deserves opportunities for a better life. We understand, support, and value the importance of ensuring our children can live and thrive in a safe and healthy environment," said PSECU Assistant Vice President and PFSA Board member Karen Roland. "Keeping the well-being of children as our focus today and every day, builds a tomorrow of which everyone can benefit and be proud."

About PFSA

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance provides training on recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect to schools, early childhood education centers, law enforcement agencies, religious institutions, and social service agencies. PFSA is the PA sponsor of The Front Porch Project®, a training initiative that educates community members so they can play a vital role in child protection. PFSA also works with nearly 50 affiliate agencies across Pennsylvania to provide information, educational materials, and programs that teach and support good-parenting practices. To donate and learn more, visit pa-fsa.org.

About PSECU

Opened in 1934, PSECU was founded by 22 ordinary people who made an extraordinary commitment to each other: To create a financial institution where pooled resources benefit all members. Today, we are a full-service credit union serving more than 400,000 members and over $5 billion in assets. As a not-for-profit financial institution, our goal remains to help our members and their families achieve a better life. For more information on how we contribute to the greater good, view our Community Report Card.

Karen Roland, PSECU Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications, delivers sponsor comments during the PA Blue Ribbon Champion Awards held at the State Capitol Building.

Karen Roland, PSECU's Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications, delivers sponsor comments during the PA Blue Ribbon Champion Awards held at the State Capitol Building.