By Wendy Wood
November 3, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM — AirCare is the newest member of a nationwide directory that gives money back to the local community.
AirCare is part of an EMS network serving patients in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina.
AirCare is just one of many new businesses joining the hCard app and mobile directory, a discount card that offers local and nationwide savings to users and helps support nonprofit groups such as Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.
“AirCare is very excited to be partnering with The hCard to support a worthy cause like Victory Junction,” said Ricky Hinshaw of Wake Forest Baptist AirCare, which provides fast transportation for critically ill and injured patients. “It is our goal to raise funds for Victory Junction so that they can continue their mission in support of all kids.”
The “Show and Save” hCard works like any other discount card in stores, restaurants, salons and much more. But when someone purchases an hCard, 50 percent of the proceeds are donated back to the nonprofit or community group of the consumer’s choice.
In addition, the hCard directory features businesses on five mobile apps, reaching thousands of new people in their city. The apps display the business name, location, website address and phone number.
“By joining the hCard Program, local businesses increase their visibility in the community, while local residents save and at the same time support their local nonprofits and schools,” said Sandra Burnett, hCard president. “We are so grateful to these businesses for providing value to our program. With their support, we are able to offer the 100 percent fundraiser to local nonprofits and schools.”
The newest community partners are: CiCi’s Pizza–Winston Salem and High Point, Vienna Barber Shop, Athletic Republic Sports Training Program.
The hCard is free to members of the military and veterans. Supporters can purchase the hCard from a participating school, team or nonprofit. Consumers can download the app from the iPhone and Android app stores (search for “hCard Discounts”) or order the hCard at www.thehcard.com.