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CHANGE, Inc. to participate in West Virginia Saves Week

WEIRTON, W.Va. — CHANGE, Inc. will participate in this year’s West Virginia Saves Week – a week dedicated to encouraging West Virginians to begin practicing smart saving habits. West Virginia Saves Week is February 22-26.

CHANGE, Inc. CEO Judy Raveaux said, “We are excited to participate once again in this event. We believe it is important to encourage those in our community and throughout the state to save while also giving them helpful strategies and tools to do so.”

CHANGE, Inc. is encouraging its community to take a moment to focus on the importance of emergency savings and saving automatically, in an effort to better prepare West Virginians for the unexpected, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

A founder of West Virginia Saves, Lisa Werner said, “The pandemic has really helped to emphasize the need for an emergency fund. Having an emergency fund to fall back on in case of an emergency can greatly reduce stress levels. It truly is a health and wellness issue. Saving helps to improve the quality of life of individuals and families.”

CHANGE, Inc. will give out five $100 Visa gift cards to West Virginians who take the pledge to save at www.westvirginiasaves.org during West Virginia Saves Week. Winners of the gift cards will be announced at the end of the week.

West Virginia Saves helps West Virginians to build wealth through saving and reduction of debt by providing tools and tips to help savers reach their personal financial goals. Membership in West Virginia Saves is free and offers many great benefits and incentives.

CHANGE, Inc. encourages the integration of services, the building of partnerships, and the consolidating of resources to empower families towards healthy, self-sufficient living.

Since 2007, America Saves Week, coordinated by America Saves and its partners, has been an annual celebration as well as a call to action for everyday Americans to commit to saving successfully. Through the support of thousands of participating organizations, together we encourage our local communities to do a “gut-check” on their finances and saving behaviors. The America Saves pledge is the framework that allows savers to set a goal and make a plan to achieve better financial stability.

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