October 16, 2012
There’s a lot to be said about living in a small, rural community. Certainly, there are trade-offs for enjoying the quality of life offered here. While we lack some conveniences and level of services taken for granted in a big city, we are surrounded by a lot of very big-hearted folks. Perhaps it’s because everyone virtually knows everyone here. Regardless, this is a community that goes the extra distance to help one another.
October is well known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So how does a small town take part in a highly visible and international campaign? We create our own customized, large-scale effort. Our Paint the Town Pink is in its sixth year, and continues to grow with more attendance, a grander expo and more money raised. The really good news is that our donation dollars stay right here in our community and goes to the hospital’s foundation that provides mammograms and breast cancer care for our residents.
Even in our small community where the recession is particularly difficult and the need for care is on the rise, Paint the Town Pink puts “unity” in our community. The organizers have done a fabulous job at keeping the event a must-do of the year as well as make it easy and affordable for all to donate.
This year, Paint the Town Pink established fundraising teams. We signed up as the Mortgage Divas Team. Moreover, our head diva, Dawn Narvaez, is the event’s team coordinator. The competition is on, and we’re serious about being the winning team that raises the most money and takes home the top prize! It’s a diva thing.
Those in need have many faces – a neighbor, the bank teller, the soccer coach, or the anonymous family going to our local Food Bank to survive. We may be a small town, but we are big on compassion. Life here is just a little sweeter by the simple desire to take care of one another. It’s gratifying, especially when you know how it’s helping and who it’s helping.
Donations of any size can be made to the Mortgage Divas Team by calling (530) 263-8129.
August 31, 2010
There was a time when a company’s primary goal was to achieve its bottom line. Success was all about making money and a profit. With the economic hardship affecting so many, particularly in our rural community, there’s never been a greater need for more good corporate citizens.
Living in our beautiful area has advantages as well as disadvantages. We aren’t as close to many resources, government aid and employment. Moreover, our county senior demographics is higher than most. So it’s not surprising that The Food Bank of Nevada County saw a 9% increase of clients it serves this year while food and monetary contributions have declined.
Food is fundamental, and is at the heart of Delta Home Loans’ social values. For many years now, we have supported our local Food Bank on many levels. As a corporate citizen in our community, the company has a wonderful opportunity to lead by example with our business practices, expertise and resources to help this non-profit meet today’s high demand as well as future needs.
Just recently, John Voter of Delta Home Loans was instrumental in The Food Bank’s purchase of a new, bigger facility. By connecting The Food Bank with a little-known, government-aided financing program, they were able to take advantage of this unique opportunity without using any of its money or public-donated money. The non-profit will be able to realize tremendous monthly savings and be more accommodating to its clients. It was gratifying for Delta Home Loans to have spearheaded this effort and make this a win-win situation for The Food Bank as well as for our community and residents.
Reaching out as a good corporate citizen goes far beyond than just doing a good deed. For us at Delta Home Loans, it’s a means to practice good business ethics and maintain strong values. It’s a means for us to demonstrate a leadership role and to be a role model for our employees, clients and other businesses. It’s a real opportunity to make a difference and make life a little easier for so many. Moreover, taking care of our community is simply how it should be.
Whether you’re a business or individual, we’d love to know of your non-profit involvement. Write us a comment and let us know.