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Volunteering Makes Community Stronger

Thursday, June 21, 2012

According to WebMD, volunteering and helping others may be the most direct route to happiness. When we help others our brain is actually releasing endorphins, which in turn, makes us happier. Given that theory, volunteering is a win-win for everyone involved.

Supporting our community by donating our time, energy, and resources is something we have always felt strongly about at IT Resource. While we serve clients all over the Midwest, we feel it necessary to help build and support those in our own backyard.

We have been longstanding members of the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce, and after being a member of the Board of Directors for 3 years, our Director of Sales, Carrie, was nominated and elected to serve as President for 2012. As a part of running the Chamber, Carrie has worked hard to grow Chamber membership and make positive improvements in the organization and community.

Carrie is pictured at the Chamber Legislative Luncheon with the event's moderator, Shelley Irwin

In addition to serving the Chamber of Commerce, IT Resource has been an annual sponsor of the Del Shannon Car Show, which offers significant benefits to the city of Coopersville, its local businesses, and residents. Not only are we a financial sponsor, but we also donate countless hours of time to help out in any way we can. It takes a village and we're happy to play our part. If you stop by the Car Show this August, be sure to say hello!

Not only do we work while volunteering, we also play. This summer we sponsored and participated in the Coopersville Neo Forum Golf Outing, where proceeds went to helping at-risk youth by reducing drug, alcohol, and tobacco use as well as reducing violence within the PreK-12 population through education. 

Gary and his son Eric played in the Neo Forum outing this summer.

We also believe in supporting local schools and youth programs which is why we've donated both time and computer networking equipment to Trinity Lutheran Schools, local Boy Scout Troops, and the Spring Lake Band Boosters.

There are so many ways to give back and support others in your community. Whether you give your help seasonally like we did here, or help businesses grow by supporting them through local groups and events, every little bit helps. If you're wondering where to start, look in your own back yard.

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