Univest Awards $5,140 to Hope Against Heroin





SOUDERTON, Pa., January 6, 2017 – As Univest Corporation continued the celebration of its 140th anniversary, it also continued its tradition of giving back to the local community with the fifth annual Caring for Community Giveaway, a promotion awarding $5,140 to a local, nonprofit organization. This year’s winner is Hope Against Heroin, a nonprofit organization with a mission to reduce the number of young lives lost to heroin overdoses by providing timely access to life-saving treatment, increasing awareness and providing education. The organization provides support for individuals and families that are affected so they may overcome the barriers experienced on the journey to long-term recovery. Hope Against Heroin was founded by Kim and Kevin Hogan after personally being affected by heroin addiction. Their son, Jimmy Duffy, has become the face of the organization showing others there is hope for recovery from opiate addiction. 

“We are thrilled to have been selected as the winner of Univest’s Caring for Community Giveaway. Heroin use has become a real epidemic in the local suburban area,” said Kim Hogan, president and founder of Hope Against Heroin. “This $5,140 donation will allow us to help those struggling by providing options for treatment and support.”

 Hope Against Heroin was selected as the recipient of Univest’s $5,140 Caring for Community Giveaway. Pictured from left to right are: Kim and Kevin Hogan, founders of Hope Against Heroin; their son, Jimmy Duffy, who has become the face of Hope in the midst of this tragic epidemic; Kim Detwiler, senior vice president and director of corporate communications, Univest Corporation; and Nicole Heverly, public relations and social media manager, Univest Corporation.  

 Nonprofit groups were nominated for the prize by the public through Univest’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Hope Against Heroin was randomly selected from more than 6,400 entries representing more than 100 local nonprofit organizations. Previous winners of the Caring for Community Giveaway were St. Isidore School, Bucks County SPCA, Vets for Vets and The Granny Project.

 The contest launched Monday, December 1, 2016 and entries were accepted through December 31, 2016. To be eligible to win the $5,140, the nonprofit group had to be a registered 501 (c) (3) organization that operates in the Greater Philadelphia, Lancaster County or Lehigh Valley areas of Pennsylvania. Complete rules can be found at www.univest.net/caringforcommunity.

 About Hope Against Heroin

Hope Against Heroin is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on reducing the number of young lives lost to heroin overdoses in our communities by providing timely access to life-saving treatment, increasing awareness, and providing education and support to individuals and families that are affected, so that they may overcome the barriers experienced on the path toward long-term recovery from opiate addiction. Contact Kim Hogan at 267-373-9540 or http://www.hopeagainstheroin.us/

 About Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $4.1 billion in assets and $3.0 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business. Headquartered in Souderton, Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a full range of financial solutions for individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Univest delivers these services through a network of more than 50 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania – extending to the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster – in New Jersey and Maryland and online at www.univest.net.  
Information Provided By:
Nicole Heverly
Public Relations and Social Media Manager
Univest Corporation
14 North Main Street | PO Box 197 | Souderton, PA 18964