Schuylkill County School Employees credit union was originally founded in 1953 to serve employees and their families of public and private school employees in Schuylkill County. However, since that time the credit union had grown adding members in the education and health-care industries throughout the county. In January, 2000, the credit union approved the merger with Good Samaritan Hospital Credit Union to serve the employees of the hospital and their families. In 2007, the credit union approved the merger with Argo Federal Credit Union. In 2008, the credit union approved the merger with PFP Federal Credit Union. Also, in 2008, the membership of Schuylkill County School Employees Credit Union approved a name change to Hidden River Credit Union to better represent the growth of the credit union within the community. In May 2011, the credit union requested and was granted a community charter. Hidden River Credit Union is now open to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school within Schuylkill County and to business and other legal entities located therein. The credit union has grown to over $135 million in assets and now serves over 14,000 members. As the credit union continues to grow those same core values the founders envisioned over 60 years ago will remain the primary mission of HRCU.
The mission of Hidden River Credit Union is to excel at providing members with affordable, high-quality products and services with exceptional member services that meet all of their financial needs.
Conservative financial management practices and financial strength will be the core, from which the credit union grows and executes its mission. The foundation of the mission is firmly established in the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” and it is the objective of every member of the board of directors, all committees, management and staff.