Pick a story from the vault Empowering Workers: The Story of Cape Fear Employees Credit Union Carolina Family: A Legacy in Kinston Choice Community Credit Union: A Tight-Knit Family Community Trust Federal Credit Union: A Sister Act DuPont Employees Credit Union: A Mountain Legacy Roll and Shift: Firestone: Credit Union A Legacy of Education: First Legacy Community Credit Union Back to "Stories from Self-Help's Vault" main Kern Central Credit Union: A Legacy of Serving Workers in the Fields Mare Island FCU: Building Ships and Savings People's Community Partnership Federal Credit Union: A Legacy for the People Scotland Credit Association: Finding a Place Called Home Seaway Bank: A Legacy of Empowerment Second Federal: A Legacy of Trust St. Luke Credit Union: A Legacy of Necessity United Savings Federal Credit Union: A Legacy of Serving Steel Workers United Services Credit Union: Building Credit, Building Lives St. Luke Credit Union at a Glance Original Name: St. Luke Credit Union Year Founded: 1944 Year of Merger with Self-Help Credit Union: 2014 (through merger with Generations Community CU) Original Founding Location: Bertie County, NC This 8-minute documentary tells the story of St. Luke Credit Union through the vivid recollections of two of its most devoted senior members, Mr. Charles Lee Sutton and Mr. Timothy Bazemore, Sr. Self-Help is proud to have their stories and to share them with you. For us, this is especially true in the case of Mr. Sutton who, sadly, passed away in July 2017, just six months after graciously sharing his childhood memories and his love for St. Luke Credit Union. Tweet Related Content Sharing the Legacy of an African-American Credit Union During a trip to rural Bertie County, North Carolina, producer Anthony Scott and videographer Roger Flake recorded a conversation with Mr. Charles Lee Sutton, who recounted his childhood memories of depositing his hard-earned dimes in a credit union where his parents were charter members. Read more about the making of the video here. Photo Gallery—A History and a Structure Worth Preserving Still standing in Bertie County is this Rosenwald schoolhouse, which also served as the first home of St. Luke Credit Union beginning in 1944. Surviving Rosenwald Schools are on the list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mr. James T. Mountain a school teacher at St. Luke School helped start St. Luke Credit Union.