Tampa, FL, November 30, 2013 –(PR.com)– Employees from online timeshare advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com have delivered 1,189 pounds of food to charitable groups serving the communities in which the company operates, Tampa, FL and Merrimack, NH.
Volunteers donated the food items to Metropolitan Ministries (Tampa) and the New Hampshire Food Bank (Merrimack region) following the company’s annual holiday food drive – an outreach effort to support holiday food programs during the Thanksgiving weekend. The New Hampshire office collected 598 pounds of food, narrowly edging out the Tampa office’s contribution of 591 pounds of food.
“This has been a voluntary effort organized entirely by our employees and I am so proud of the way they pulled together to support these community groups,” said BuyaTimeshare.com president and CEO Wesley Kogelman.
Finding a way to help homeless families and hungry people has been the cornerstone of Metropolitan Ministries’ approach since 1972 when 13 downtown churches, all different denominations, joined together to consolidate their efforts and formed Metropolitan Ministries. Since then, with the Tampa Bay community, they have made it possible for more than 522,200 families to be served through Outreach and Prevention Services, over 23 million hot meals have been prepared and more than 354,520 safe haven shelter nights have been provided. More information about Metropolitan Ministries can be found at http://www.metromin.org
“We anticipate the need being just as great as it was last year. Last year, we did over 23,000 families for holiday assistance and we’re prepared for at least that amount this year,” Metropolitan Ministries’ spokesperson Gwen Harmon told WTSP-TV Channel 10 in Tampa.
The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, opened its doors on World Food Day in 1984. As the only food bank in the state, the New Hampshire Food Bank is a vital distributor and supplier to the hunger relief agencies that serve meals and provide groceries to people not having enough to eat. On average, these agencies receive 40% of their food from the NH Food Bank. In 2012, the Food Bank distributed nearly 8.5 million pounds of non-perishable food items, fresh produce, and meats to over 400 non-profit food agencies in all corners of NH. The New Hampshire Food Bank can be reached through http://nhfoodbank.org
“The problem may seem daunting, but there are many ways that the community can help solve hunger,” said Mel Gosselin, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “By becoming active in advocacy work and providing critical donations, individuals and businesses help the Food Bank continue to provide assistance to those in need.”
BuyATimeshare.com is an internet advertising and marketing company for timeshare owners who seek to sell or rent timeshare by-owner. The company has been in business since 2000 and was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country—making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. BuyATimeshare.com was also listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2009. The company is a member in good standing with the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE) and is a preferred resale provider for the National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA). For more information, please visit http://buyatimeshare.com or call 1-800-882-0296.
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