O’Dette Mortgage Group to launch Lending A Hand | SierraSun.com

O’Dette Mortgage Group to launch Lending A Hand

O’Dette Mortgage Group is set to launch a new community service project entitled Lending A Hand. The purpose is to establish a grant fund with local business partners to be given to a nonprofit for funding of a specific project or need during the 2010 year.

“As we looked at how we wanted to participate in community service this year, we thought it would be great to engage our business partners to establish a fund that would really make a difference,” said Teresa O’Dette, president and owner of O’Dette Mortgage Group. Throughout the month of April, O’Dette Mortgage Group will ask for pledges from business owners. Once all of the pledges have been made, O’Dette Mortgage Group will match the total amount up to a maximum of $2,500.

Local registered nonprofits can submit an application form during the month of May explaining the needs of their organization. At the beginning of June, all businesses that pledged money will be asked to vote on which non-profit should receive the grant. The hope is to have a total grant fund of $5,000.

“There is a great need in our community right now to help our nonprofits. We hope other business owners will partner with us on this program. Our goal is to make this annual on-going service project.”

If you are interested in donating to the Lending A Hand project or would like additional information, please e-mail Stephanie@omglendgers.com or visit http://www.omglenders.com. You may also find O’Dette Mortgage Group on Facebook.