Cedar Rapids Non-Profits Receive New Websites from Geonetric

House of Hope, Matthew 25, Cedar Rapids AniMeals, and K9COLA received new websites during Geonetric’s annual Operation Overnight event.

Cedar Rapids, IOWA, October 20, 2017 – This morning four Cedar Rapids nonprofit organizations gathered together to see their new websites. House of Hope, Matthew 25, Cedar Rapids AniMeals, and K9COLA are all proud owners of new websites, thanks to the generosity of local digital marketing agency Geonetric.

“Before Geonetric’s Operation Overnight event, our website was outdated,” says Kelsey Rwayitare, Executive Director, House of Hope. “Now, people get to see a true picture of who we are and what services we provide to the women in our community. Being a part of this event means so much to us. We could not have done this without Geonetric’s support.”

The sites were built as part Geonetric’s sixth annual Operation Overnight. During this event, Geonetric developers, designers, writers and strategists set aside two days to deliver websites and digital marketing services to local nonprofits free of charge. To date, Operation Overnight has built and launched websites for 31 area nonprofits.

This unique event wouldn’t be possible without the help of local partners and sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Bimm Ridder Sportswear, Ben Kaplan Photo, Catering by LJ’s, Wylie Creative Communications, Lucky’s on Sixteenth, The Early Bird, Farmers State Bank, Hy-Vee, Office Express, Great American Popcorn Co., Hills Bank and Trust Company, US Bank, F&M Bank, Brewhemia, McNary Marketing & Design, Sculpt, Massage Therapy Professionals, PDCM Insurance, Lu’s Deli, Guaranty Bank & Trust, Ruby’s Pizzeria, Parlor City, and Fassler Marketing.

The four non-profit organizations were selected from a pool of applications. Qualified nonprofits had to be a 501(c) organization based in Cedar Rapids. Applicants were asked to outline how receiving a new website would help them accomplish their organization’s mission to improve the Cedar Rapids community.

More details about Operation Overnight can be found at www.operationovernight.com.

About the 2017 Operation Overnight Recipients:

Matthew 25
Matthew 25, an independent, local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, began in 2006 to help strengthen and elevate neighborhoods on the west side of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Matthew 25 continues to empower people to transform neighborhoods through three tools: food, housing and education. For more information, visit http://www.hub25.org.

House of Hope
At House of Hope, we encourage, equip, and empower women to live fully through classes, community, housing, and therapy. For more information, visit houseofhopecr.org.

Cedar Rapids AniMeals
Cedar Rapids AniMeals is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation operated entirely by volunteers who provide food for the pets of Cedar Rapids elderly, disabled, and others in need – a “Meals on Wheels” program for pets. For many elderly and homebound, pets can be sole companions and best friends and are critical to maintaining a good quality of life. For more information, visit cranimeals.com.

K9COLA (K9 Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) is a volunteer group that supports the development of off-leash areas (OLAs) in the Cedar Rapids area. We provide the community with educational information about OLAs, raise money for park development projects, and support ongoing park maintenance. For more information, visit k9cola.org.

About Geonetric®

Geonetric is a 17-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 70 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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