Partners In Ministry Celebrates Million Dollar Grant from the SECU Foundation

May 2021


Congratulations to Partners In Ministry (PIM), a nonprofit instilling and empowering change to the next generation of children and youth, for securing a State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation grant of $1,000,000. The grant will support the construction of a Community Education Center on the organization's East Laurinburg campus. 

"This new facility will greatly expand PIM's programmatic opportunities beyond the 70-year-old classroom buildings that currently serve in-school and out-of-school youth and children during the school-year and during the summer months," said PIM's Executive Director Dr. Melba McCallum. "The new facility will also expand our housing repair program, our food ministry, and our one-stop Resource and Referral Center. This is going to be a community hub that will enable us to expand our youth and family services, provide a gathering space for community events, and house work teams to increase critical home repair and disaster relief efforts in this region."

"Partners in Ministry is an incredible organization providing comprehensive programs and resources to serve folks from Richmond, Robeson, and Scotland counties," said Jama Campbell, SECU Foundation Executive Director.  "The new SECU Community Education Center will assist the organization with the continued growth and delivery of its programs and services for youth and families. We are excited to support this project and help Partners In Ministry expand its impact for communities across the region."

About SECU and the SECU Foundation 

A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the state of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 83 years. SECU serves over 2.5 million members through 271 branch offices, 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone, a website,, and a Mobile App. The SECU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by the contributions of SECU members, promotes local community development in North Carolina primarily through high-impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare, and human services. Since 2004, SECU Foundation has made a collective financial commitment of over $200 million for initiatives to benefit North Carolinians statewide.

About Partners In Ministry

​​​​​​Partners in Ministry, a faith-based 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, has served the Laurinburg, North Carolina community since 2005.  They are dedicated to improving the lives of youth, families, and adults in Richmond, Scotland, and Robeson Counties.  PIM's programs provide enrichment and support to the communities they serve by focusing on the three key areas of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Housing and Home Repair Ministry, and Community Resource and Referral Ministry.