ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (3/19/09)--PSCU Financial Services has created a foundation to enable its employees to help colleagues overcome financial hardships. The PSCU Financial Services Employee Hardship Foundation will be funded by voluntary employee contributions through check or payroll deduction. Any employees with at least 90 days of service can apply to the foundation for grants to cover hardship expenses from illness, loss of income, benefits, repossession of a primary vehicle or foreclosure. A team of employees will review applications and make funding decisions. “The goal of this foundation is to reduce the stress created by financial emergencies and to ensure that our employees know they can rely upon each other in times of need,” said David J. Serlo, president/CEO, PSCU Financial Services. PSCU is a credit union service organization serving more than 1,300 financial institutions nationwide.