Safe Harbor of Chester County and Benchmark Federal Credit Union celebrate the unveiling of a new selfie wall in West Chester. (l to r) Benchmark Federal Credit Union VP of Retail Services Chris Breslin, Safe Harbor Board Member Jessica Minchak, State Rep. Dianne Herrin, Safe Harbor CEO Judy Jeffords-Homitz, Benchmark FCU President & CEO Dan Machon, Jr., West Chester Mayor Lillian DeBaptiste, Safe Harbor Board Member William Wilson, artist Stefanie Birl of Birl Girl Designs.
WEST CHESTER, PA – October 17, 2022 – A new selfie wall was unveiled Friday in West Chester, and each selfie goes toward a great cause.
Benchmark Federal Credit Union, the only federal credit union to exclusively serve Chester County, is donating 25 cents to Safe Harbor of Chester County for each selfie wall photo posted to social media that tags @BenchmarkFCU and includes the hashtag #ForLifesBenchmarks.
West Chester Mayor Lillian DeBaptiste and State Rep. Dianne Herrin joined Safe Harbor and Benchmark Federal Credit Union at a ribbon cutting to unveil the selfie wall, which displays three pairs of wings, to symbolize Safe Harbor’s supportive mission to provide emergency housing, food and access to services for neighbors in need. Benchmark and Safe Harbor commissioned artist Stefanie Birl of Birl Girl Designs to create the wall.
“To my knowledge, this is West Chester’s first selfie wall geared toward giving, and we’re thrilled to make sure selfies matter by donating 25 cents to Safe Harbor of Chester County for each selfie wall picture posted on social media,” said Rebecca Worthington, Vice President of Marketing at Benchmark Federal Credit Union. “To ensure your selfie counts, just remember to tag @BenchmarkFCU and include the hashtag #ForLifesBenchmarks.”
Said Judy Jeffords-Homitz, Safe Harbor CEO, “Open 365 days a year, even during the pandemic, Safe Harbor of Chester County works tirelessly through its staff, board of directors and more than 400 volunteers to meet the needs of the most vulnerable among us, many of whom feel invisible except to the devoted agencies with whom we partner every day. Funded completely by private donations, Safe Harbor and its donor heroes make the difference in the lives of so many. We are successful because of these expressions of kindness and empathy.”
In addition to Safe Harbor of Chester County, Benchmark Federal Credit Union supports more than 20 community events and organizations in Chester County each year, including Chester County Futures, the Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference and the Crime Victims Center of Chester County. Benchmark FCU was honored with the 2021 Corporate Partner Award by Arc of Chester County and named the 2020 Business of the Year by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.
About Safe Harbor of Chester County
Safe Harbor is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide emergency housing, food and access to support services in a structured environment for single men and single women experiencing homelessness in Chester County. Opening at its current location in 1994, Safe Harbor of Chester County has always been one of the largest men’s emergency shelters and the only single women’s emergency shelter in Chester County. In addition, it provides a community lunch program for the food insecure of the community six days a week, 52 weeks a year. https://safeharborofcc.org/