The Strength of Community

More than an association of individuals with shared experiences —or even similar objectives — the best communities are defined by common cause, a degree of interdependence and great trust. And the strength of a community is most apparent, not when times are good, but rather in how its people pull together and respond to a disaster or tragedy befalling a fellow member. It is this very special function of community that is fulfilled by the Hands That Give Emergency Response Fund.

Whether it’s disaster like a fire or flood, or a personal crisis such as death or divorce, unfortunate events can have a terrible impact on a business’s operation. Established by HTG Peer Groups members, the Hands That Give Emergency Response Fund provides associated small business owners with essential financial assistance or donated equipment and services that will help carry their companies through such difficult times. And by standing together in support of peers, colleagues . . .  friends in difficult straits, we’ll help them see the return of brighter days.

Please join me in taking this opportunity to foster a true sense of community within the HTG Peer Groups by becoming a contributing Hands That Give member.


Arlin Sorensen
CEO, HTG Peer Groups

About Hands That Give

Whether around the corner or across the globe, Hands That Give unites HTG Peer Groups (HTG) members in times of personal crises or natural disaster. Through in-kind donations, financial assistance and disaster-response support, those affected by devastating hardships are able to more quickly and confidently resume routine operations than if they had gone it alone.

HTG member-led business continuity teams, aided by the IT industry's leading vendors, mobilize immediately following a crisis to help manage the company's day-to-day operations. Hands That Give provides a rich and meaningful opportunity to help restore hope and dignity following times of crisis. The program is funded through member and corporate contributions and managed by an oversight committee.


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