Wednesday, December 23, 2009

'Tis the Season for Giving Thanks and Good Will

The holidays are a treasured time of year for me, as I give thanks for all good people in my life and in my community, including you. I appreciate gathering with the people I care about most to offer a simple moment of gratitude for all that we have in our lives. This holiday season, I would like to invite you to share your story of thanks and good will with me.
During these historic times of change and, for some, true hardship in our nation and in our own towns, I would like to focus on the many acts of kindness and generosity that I have witnessed in my community, and nation-wide:

•Through the Claremont Community Foundation, the HLC Team has offered financial, technical and administrative support for both Art and Community Impact Projects funded by the Foundation.
•Through the Claremont Chamber of Commerce, we have been delighted to participate in the Best Bet Grants Program that helps local teachers fund needed programs in their classroom.
•Through our local chapter of Rotary International, we have assisted in the selection of the participants of the Youth Leadership Camp and helped to organize both trips and events for award recipients and their parents.
•Through our national non-profit service and education partners Lenders Who Care and Herocare, we have created free, non-sales, monthly education programs and we have developed special services to thank our Local Heroes who create and sustain the quality of our lives. Local Heroes include the following: our active and retired educators; first emergency responders; military (including reserves); medical support and hospital employees; non-profit and charitable organizations; and all government workers.

I have been greatly heartened by these community partnerships and by the level of volunteer commitment I have seen benefit our neighbors and those in our community who are less fortunate and who may be struggling.

Now, I would like to reach out to YOU. What are you grateful for? What type of community or volunteer work do you enjoy? Will you send us your story? Please send an email directly to Brooke, our in-house Marketing Specialist at Please keep your story to 200 words or less and submit it before Monday, December 21st.

We will automatically enter your name for a drawing to win either a $100 gift certificate to the local restaurant of your choice OR a donation of $500 to your favorite charity in your name.

These stories encourage all of us to remember that, in working together, we may make a difference in the efforts that are important to us.

My family and I have lived and worked in this community my entire life. Each year, I appreciate the blessings of my life more and more. As we approach this traditional holiday season, I send warm and sincere wishes to all of you now and through the next year for a safe, abundant and healthy year to come.

With warm regards,

Tim Harrison
...on behalf of the entire HLC Team at Broadview Mortgage

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