Marines

AMCC announces Facebook competition to benefit local non-profit organizations

3 Feb 2011 | Lance Cpl. Damany S. Coleman

Atlantic Marine Corps Communities is a 50-year partnership between the Department of the Navy and Actus Lend Lease through the Military Privatization Act. It has helped develop, build, renovate, finance and manage more than 8,000 homes for Marine Corps installations on the East Coast, as well as in New York and Massachusetts. AMCC additionally helps service members and their families with other various programs.

Now, officials with AMCC have found a unique way to raise money for local non-profit organizations of Onslow County, N.C. From Jan. 1 to April 1, AMCC has initiated an online Facebook competition, where fans who join the AMCC page will take a survey to vote on which organization should receive $1 for each fan of the page, up to $500.

Fans will be able to vote for the United Service Organizations of North Carolina, Hope for the Warriors or the Museum of the Marine.

“We feel this is a great way to engage our residents and fans on Facebook while giving back to a worthy organization,” said Kathleen Murney, project director with AMCC.

Dixie Lanier, strategic marketing manager with AMCC, said the AMCC Facebook page only has around 600 fans, so not only do they want to increase its fan base, but the amount of people that receive information about AMCC.

 “We thought of this competition to help a non-profit military organization in the area,” said Lanier. “All of these organizations have worked with us and we have sponsored or supported them somehow in the past, so we reached out to them to see if they were interested in helping us.”

Lanier added that since the competition was started, the AMCC page has gained 125 fans within a two week time period.

“That’s really impressive,” said Lanier. “It shows if we’re giving back to the community, we can help influence more people and get new fans to ‘like’ our page.”

For more information, visit the AMCC Facebook page at www.facebook.com.AtlanticMCC.