A simple “like” click on Facebook could help the Charmont family as they deal with the most difficult situation anyone could imagine.
Jen Olsen has found one more outlet to help support the family, and it is an Internet contest.
She received word from a friend in Red Deer of the Urban Mortgage “$25K You Deserve It” contest. This contest allows people to log on and in video form tell their story on why they, or someone they know, deserve $25,000. Olsen decided to use the venue to make a plea for the family.
She mustered her courage and stepped in front of the camera. The short video has been up since about March, and has gained strong support.
“I didn’t realize it was supposed to be a video, but it was pretty easy to do when we got down to it,” said Olsen.
The video has more than 560 “likes,” and the comments are very positive. It appears that of the 14 entries, Olsen’s video has the second highest vote count.
Olsen encourages those interesting throwing their support behind the campaign to simply go to the site and cast your vote for the video. The contest closes on May 15. Three finalists will be selected, and then by May 31, a winner will be announced.
“The judging will be based not only on votes, but also the story itself and creativity,” said Olsen.
With this in mind, she encourages voters to not just click “like,” but to share their comments and tell how this would be the right choice and how the family deserves the prize.
Olsen encourages everyone to go to the Urban Mortgage facebook page to the video section and vote, and then share the link to the video. She said it is imperative to go directly to the Urban Mortgage page to vote.
“If you share the video and someone clicks ‘like’ those votes don’t count. You have to follow the link to Urban Mortgage to vote there,” she said.