I am so blessed to work for AmeriTitle- this company truly "walks the talk" when it comes to community involvement. I am blown away by the collective volunteer hours contributed by my co-workers. There are many companies who profess to be dedicated to their communities but it's the actions and involvement that make a difference. It's the spirit of the people who are excited to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Thank you AmeriTitle for supporting me in my passion to contribute to the communities I care about in Silverton, Mt. Angel, Stayton, & Woodburn.
I'm thinking of our fearless leader, Eric Templeton today as he plays Ironman Speed Golf. He's participating in 6 hours of speed golf to play as many holes as possible to raise money for The Boys and Girls Club of Salem. To add to the dedication - he's doing this in the pouring rain and started before the sun was up. They came up with a solution to use flashlights, headlamps, and glow in the dark golf balls. Eric has raised $4,525 as of right now and needs just a smidge more to reach his goal of $5,000. I hope you packed your ibuprofen Eric!
I am headed to a more cushy form of dedication while volunteering at the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest to pour wine in the WeinGarten. This event raises money for churches, schools, and service organizations in the region. Oktoberfest awarded $105,250.00 to 48 area non-profits last year. Oktoberfest has distributed more than two million dollars to non-profits since its inception. This distribution does not include the nearly $650,000.00 earned each year by their 50 non-profit food booths. For most of these organizations, Oktoberfest is their most important money raising event of the year.
Lastly, I don't think the hours could even be counted by the many AmeriTitle employees who dedicated their time and energy to the Extreme Makeover Home Addition. Many people in the community joined the ABC show to spruce up the Oregon School for the Deaf. Our Erica Baxter worked multiple "all nighters" and then reported for work each day the next day. Jeannette Moore was a permanent fixture and dedicated contributor to the cause. Greg Jackson and Brad Moore were happy to go on "garbage duty" or take care of whatever was handed to them. None of this was done for glory or fame... one word comes to mind and that is "selfless." Cindy Fletcher, Marketing Representative shared that this event pulled an astounding amount of volunteers to clean the site AFTER all the camera crews left the scene. This speaks volumes about the community we live in.
These are just a few examples from the last couple weeks. Volunteer hours are encouraged and supported by our employer AmeriTitle, who believes nurturing our communities and making them a great place to live is a huge benefit to our industry.
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We are proud to support the businesses and families in the communities where our employees live and work. Community giving is a deep tradition for AmeriTitle resulting in millions of donated dollars and thousands of employee volunteer hours throughout our system. At AmeriTitle, we believe that we represent more than title and escrow services by making a difference in our communities.