- Written by Lisa Middents, Development Manager
- Published: 21 January 2018
Only when I started working for LifePath to raise money for Meals on Wheels did the reality of how important local businesses are to the wellbeing of the whole community become abundantly clear.
For example, I was dismayed to learn that a nationwide retailer would not be returning as a major Meals on Wheels Walkathon sponsor. Their company’s marketing strategy had changed to put all their sponsor dollars into a few nationally-based charities.
Local businesses, on the other hand, have a vested interest in working with local nonprofits to address community needs, such as elders who live home alone and are too frail to shop or cook for themselves. Ramon Financial, a family-owned employee benefits and comprehensive financial planning business, is one of the “local hero” businesses in Franklin County that partners with many area nonprofits to make our community stronger.
Ramon Financial is a loyal sponsor of the Meals on Wheels Walkathon. Mike Ramon explained why the cause is important to his family’s business. “We support Meals on Wheels because, over the years, we have personally known a number of people that have benefited from the program. Also, when I found out that sometimes the beneficiaries of this program get their only interaction with other people when their meals are delivered, I was amazed. Makes the decision to help fund the program an easy one for us.”