Agency Takes Part in Annual Blood Drive to Save Lives
Riverside, CA – June 8, 2011 –Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management partnered with LifeStream and country western radio station K-FROG in support of the 12th Annual
K-FROG Cares/Leap for Life Blood Drive, which was held June 1-5 at donor locations throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including Springboard’s Riverside headquarters. This is the second consecutive year that Springboard has participated in the blood drive, which helps with the more than 500 donations of lifesaving blood that are needed each day to meet emergency and ongoing patient needs in Southern California.
“Springboard is dedicated to the community and is ever mindful of the families we serve,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president of community outreach and industry relations. “Springboard’s participation is another example of the agency’s frequent collaboration with other local nonprofit organizations and community stakeholders to bring important information, resources and activities to the community,” said Opperman.
Springboard employees donated 76 pints of blood in support of this year’s event. The agency’s participation was coordinated by Springboard’s S.E.R.V.I.C.E. team members. S.E.R.V.I.C.E. stands for (S)pringboard (E)mployees (R)ecognize (V)olunteerism (I)n our (C)ommunity & (E)nvironment. During the holiday season, the S.E.R.V.I.C.E. team has coordinated the delivery of Thanksgiving baskets and super-sized gift stockings to disadvantaged children and families residing in communities throughout the Inland Empire.
About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available in-person at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800-449-9818 or visit their web site at www.credit.org.