GIVE WITH US-Guest Editorial

This is our call-to-action on a free site that will help all the residents in Licking County-please take time to read this guest editorial from our own Marketing and Business Development Director, Cammie Morrow. -Thanks, Al 

 For starters, let me just say that this is not a sales pitch, I am not here to sell you anything. What I am doing, is trying to encourage all residents of Licking County to give back to their community by posting their events on Hopewell Federal Credit Union’s Give With Us site.

I realize that may sound a bit strange… why on earth would a financial institution offer a FREE site to showcase community events? Well, for starters, we’re not your average financial institution. Credit Unions are an alternative approach to banking, and thus we have alternative ideas on ways to give back to our local community.

My husband and I both work in Licking County and are amazed at the amount of generosity we see each and every day. From people who want to revitalize downtown, keep our kids and neighborhoods safe to service organizations like the Newark Rotary Club, providing a playground for residents to enjoy, or donating cell phones for abused women. Let’s face it, we should all be proud of the active role that Licking County residents take in their hometown. It’s truly impressive.

That’s why we decided to launch Give With Us. Hopewell Federal received a grant from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation to get this unique project started. Being that we’re community chartered, that means, if you live, work or worship in Licking County, you can be a part of Hopewell Federal Credit Union, sounds simple enough right? The same rings true for Give With Us. You don’t have to be a member of Hopewell Federal Credit Union to use it. It’s free and open to the public. And with just a few clicks of a mouse, your event, whether your a school, church, nonprofit organization, even fundraising can be featured on this site for FREE! We’re your community credit union and while we do our part to support United Way, Operation Feed, Holiday Shopping for families in need and more, we wanted to find a way to give back to the Licking County community, all year long.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been of the opinion, if it’s free, it’s for me! I’ve volunteered at enough events to know that my kids and people in general, love free stuff! And just imagine, this is a way to showcase your events for free!

Need volunteers, log-on to Give With Us, Want people to know about your upcoming Operation Feed drive? Use Give With Us! You get the picture, This is a FREE opportunity that’s open to all. (Not an advertising opportunity for companies, that’s something completely different.)

I know from first hand experience as a marketing professional that when you’re trying to get the message out about your event, you want to showcase it in as many places as possible. So why not take advantage of this unique opportunity Licking County! Come on, and Give With Us! Access to the site is easy, simply log-on to www.hopewellfcu.org.

Thanks for your time and we hope to hear from you soon-please spread the word!

Cammie Morrow

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2 Responses

  1. I like it and the background and colors make it easy to read:

  2. Thanks Julia-

    We sure do appreciate your comments. It’s a blog in it’s most simplest form-but it’s free and it’s available for our members to get the financial advice their looking for-feel free to visit us often!

    -Al

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