(Left: (L-R) Jeff Melville and Patsy Melville of High Desert Insurance & Financial Services and Megan Martin, Deborah Asato and Mary Barlow of Furnish Hope. Right: Jeff Melville and Patsy Melville | Photos Courtesy of High Desert Insurance & Financial Services)
High Desert Insurance, a local insurance agency in Central Oregon since 2002, is partnering with Furnish Hope. They launched a TV ad campaign sharing the importance of working with local nonprofits to assist in supporting our community.
Furnish Hope is the agency that provides essential home furnishings to the most needy in our community, reaching throughout Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties with operations running out of Bend.
Furnish Hope collects and warehouses donated home furnishings. As individuals and families transition out of shelters and into low income and affordable housing, they have little to nothing. Many can barely afford housing and food, let alone a bed to sleep on or a table to sit at and have meals. Furnish Hope transforms bare dwellings into warm and inviting homes. Furniture is a basic need that is determining factor in how people feel about themselves and also how well they will perform in the workplace or at school.
High Desert Insurance initiated the ad campaign hoping to encourage other local businesses to partner with nonprofits to support our community. At this time, many nonprofits are suffering greatly due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and can use assistance like never before. Owners Jeff and Patsy Melville worked closely with their television ad team, led by Andrew Untermeyer of Central Oregon Daily, to create the platform with the intent to move forward with showcasing other nonprofits in the area.
The ad campaign can be viewed at highdesertinsurance.com under “feature videos,” and if you would like to assist with Furnish Hope, please contact them at furnishhope.com.