The Power of HOPE
By Tyler Young, 2021 Loaned Executive Chair, Business Development Director at Texas Tech Credit Union, Husband to Emily, Dad to Hudson, Red Raider
HOPE! Such a powerful word! And in a time where it seems that we have been surrounded by hardship and heartache, people are yearning for hope.
When many of us consider volunteering, the word “hope” does not usually come to mind. Our notion of volunteering is centered on a skill or a resource we have to offer. And we are innately motivated to share it in an effort to help. There is a perception that volunteering is a duty we hold as engaged community members to serve our fellow man. But do we realize that it’s less about the building repairs, the meal provided, or the bills that get paid?
Each year, we search high and low to find the best, brightest, and passionate volunteers in our community to serve as Loaned Executives. his group comes from a variety of industries and companies across the Hub City, and they all come together to do incredible work. Their primary role is to serve as a resource for workplace campaigns across our area. These workplace campaigns make up the largest portion of the money raised to support the mission of United Way’s Community Partners.
Spreading the message
But what many of the Loaned Executives do not realize is that the purpose of the campaign is much bigger than the money given. It is about spreading a message of HOPE! It’s Lubbock Area United Way’s mission of Giving ∙ People ∙ Hope.
Each dollar you give in the campaign is multiplied exponentially in the hope it brings. Each moment you volunteer is returned 1000-fold in hope that comes to life. The needs that are being uncovered in our community are greater than ever. Our community needs hope. We need hope. Let’s get to work and be banner bearers of HOPE in the South Plains!