Three Nonprofits to Receive New Websites During Geonetric’s Operation Overnight Charity Event

Central Furniture Rescue, Community Health Free Clinic and Safe Place Foundation join 41 other nonprofit websites Geonetric has gifted over the last decade.

2021 Operation Overnight LogoCedar Rapids, Iowa – August 4, 2021 – Geonetric is excited to announce three nonprofits have been selected for the 10th annual Operation Overnight. The three local nonprofit organizations that will receive a new website during the October 2021 event are: Central Furniture Rescue, Community Health Free Clinic and Safe Place Foundation.

“We’re thrilled to help these three nonprofits enhance their digital presence during this year’s event,” says Linda Barnes, CEO of Geonetric. “Each organization does so much good in our community, our team is excited to share our unique skills to further their missions and impact.”

The nonprofit organizations were selected from a pool of applications. Qualified nonprofits must be a 501(c)(3) organization based in Linn or Johnson County, Iowa. Applicants were asked to share how a new website and/or digital marketing services would help them accomplish their missions in the community.

“We are thrilled and honored to partner with Geonetric for this year’s Operation Overnight,” says Brett Messenger, President of the Board at Safe Place Foundation. “We are passionate about providing our clients with the tools to overcome addiction and homelessness in Cedar Rapids. Geonetric’s support and expertise will allow us to share our mission and our message with our clients and our community through our new website.”

Geonetric, a Cedar Rapids-based digital agency that builds websites and provides marketing services for healthcare clients, launched Operation Overnight in 2012. During this event, Geonetric developers, designers, writers, and strategists set aside 24 hours to deliver websites and digital marketing services to local nonprofits free of charge.

To date, Operation Overnight has built and launched 41 websites serving 37 area nonprofits. The 10th annual Operation Overnight is a week-long event starting on Monday, October 11, 2021. The event will conclude on October 15, 2021 with the new websites unveiled during a reveal at noon in Geonetric’s café. This year’s event will employ a hybrid format – meeting the needs of Geonetric’s remote-first culture. Monday through Wednesday will be virtual, with Thursday and Friday being a combination of virtual and in person. To find more details about Operation Overnight, including links to last year’s winning sites and a list of sponsors, visit

About the 2021 Operation Overnight Recipients:

Central Furniture Rescue
Central Furniture Rescue believes that all people deserve to be treated with love, dignity, and kindness. They provide furniture and household items at no cost to individuals and families who are transitioning out of homelessness into their own place.

“When we created our current website, we created it because we needed to have one. It has been patched together in let’s say less than a professional way. With Operation Overnight we are so excited to get a professional site created that will have the look and feel of our growing needs and give donors the right message about Central Furniture Rescue to gain their trust.”
– Susan Johnston
Executive Director
Central Furniture Rescue

Community Health Free Clinic
Community Health Free Clinic provides free medical, dental, vision and prescription services for those without access to or the ability to pay for healthcare in our community. They never charge for services and their mission is to alleviate human pain and suffering by providing access to and delivery of compassionate healthcare.

”We are grateful to Geonetric for choosing us as one of this year’s Operation Overnight organizations. As we get ready to celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are excited to have a new and better way to get information out to the community we serve.”
– Jamie Henley
Chief Operating Officer

Safe Place Foundation
Safe Place provides a recovery-based living environment for homeless men suffering with drug and alcohol addiction; providing ongoing staff support, community volunteer involvement and peer-to-peer mentorship. Their mission is to return recovered men to family and community.

About Geonetric®

Geonetric is a 20-year-old digital agency that helps healthcare brands across the country thrive through effective marketing and distinctive websites. The Cedar Rapids-based company employs more than 80 creative and talented individuals. Named to the Inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness, Geonetric is continuously recognized for its exceptional work environment. In addition to the company’s efforts in advancing the healthcare technology industry, Geonetric is also focused on improving the Cedar Rapids community. Whether by supporting local entrepreneurship efforts or building websites for non-profits during the company’s annual Operation Overnight event, community involvement is built into the foundation of Geonetric’s culture.

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