Raleigh, NC – March 28, 2011 – Consumer Education Services, Inc., a Raleigh, NC-based national nonprofit credit counseling agency who is currently helping more than 70,000 Americans become debt-free through debt management programs is really following through on its commitment to help clients avoid unnecessary financial hardships.
“Ms. M”, 72, has been a responsible CESI debt management program client since 2010 and always makes timely payments. Yet, earlier this month a terrible fire took her home in Ashland, WI, costing over $20,000 in damages. Instead of calling to ask for help, she told CESI she would be increasing her monthly payments since she no longer has to pay her mortgage.
With such a positive attitude, Ms. M’s story inspired the CESI financial counselors. The counselor shared her story with the CESI executive team, who decided to launch a company-wide initiative to help the family get back on track. CESI will match any monetary donation from its staff up to $500, as well as setting up clothing donation bins around the CESI office. So far, the company has raised more than $400.
“Ms. M’s” story is even more compelling: she is not the only one displaced. Her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren also lived with her. Her son-in-law is one of 28 teachers in the his School District to be laid-off this year. The family has received some assistance from fellow teachers and the family’s local church in an attempt to get the children back to normal. The family currently resides at a local motel.
“It is our pleasure to help this family. We hope that our contributions help her to rebuild her home and keep her on the path to financial freedom,” says Dr. Diane Chen, founder and CEO of CESI Solutions.
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Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI) is a non-profit service provider of comprehensive personal financial education and solutions for all life stages and for all of life’s milestones. Our goal is enhanced economic security for everyone we serve.
CESI is NOT A LOAN COMPANY