(Ping! Zine) – FatCow recently announced the winners of their “green” giveaway, “Host Smart, Drive Smart.” The lucky winners were awarded with eco-friendly means of transportation, from Schwinn bikes, to a Vespa scooter. The grand prize winner, David Campbell of inthecorners.org, was given a smart fortwo Coupe.
In 2009, FatCow committed to going “green” and doing their part to help the planet. Their first step was switching to wind energy – now all of FatCow’s offices and data centers are powered by 100% wind energy. This year, the “Host Smart, Drive Smart” giveaway was a continuation of this ongoing commitment to the environment and green websites.
“We’re always interested in creating a fun and exciting hosting experience for our customers. Giving away prizes is one of our favorite things to do,” says original Moo Crew member and FatCow Manager, Sophia Nobrega. “But this year, our giveaway was about more than just prizes. It was about the environment and the impact we all have on it. We wanted to take another small step towards protecting it.”
The eco-friendly giveaway was a success story in and of itself for FatCow. But when Nobrega called David Campbell to tell him he had won the car, the story got even better. Campbell, of Decatur Illinois, has devoted his life and career to In the Corners, his non-profit organization that provides free labor for home repair and maintenance to those in need, primarily widows and the elderly.
“It was a true blessing to receive the call from Sophia at FatCow,” says Campbell. “It couldn’t have happened at a better time. I made the choice to exchange the car for its monetary value, and I donated the money to my organization. It was exactly what we needed to get officially up and running. Now, because of FatCow, we will be able to reach so many in need that we couldn’t have helped before. Our team at Inthecorners.org will always be grateful for the wonderful people FatCow.com.”
The Moo Crew at FatCow.com is looking forward to the next giveaway, and will continue in its efforts and strides towards protecting the environment and creating a positive ‘green’ hosting experience for its customers. For more information about this year’s grand prize winner, or to make a donation to In the Corners, visit inthecorners.org.