United Recovery Systems Makes Charitable Contribution to Women’s Shelter
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
HOUSTON – In the midst of a struggling economy and reduced charitable giving nationwide, The Mission of Yahweh
women’s shelter in Houston received a special gift this Christmas.
Employees of United Recovery Systems, a leading account receivables
management company, recently donated over $27,000 to the Houston-based home for women in crisis.
"United Recovery Systems and its employees have always been there for us," said Betty Godso, mission
volunteer development manager. "They help us throughout the year with food and clothing, but this
gift is a real blessing when we need it most. We continue to ask God to bless them."
Godso noted that an anonymous donor had agreed to match the company’s donation, bringing the total contribution to well over $50,000.
JoAnn Snook, a United Recovery Systems collections manager who spearheads the effort internally,
says their relationship with The Mission of Yahweh started when a co-worker agreed to be a Big Sister
to two boys from the shelter. "Some people started buying the boys Christmas gifts, and it just grew
and spread around the company from there," said Snook.
Godso said such smaller shelters as The Mission are sometimes forgotten, but still do as much work
as larger organizations. The Mission of Yahweh, for example, clothes, feeds, and supports more than
1,600 residential stays each month and donates food, school supplies, and other necessities to thousands
of area residents. A non-denominational Christian organization, the primary focus of The Mission is not
only to provide a refuge for women in need but also to train and rehabilitate women so they can become
self-sufficient, productive members of society.
Snook said that while the donation effort is based in Houston, contributions came in from five of United
Recovery Systems’ six offices representing some 1,400 employees. "I feel really touched by the
generosity of our employees this year," she said. "We are very lucky and comfortable compared
to so many who have nothing, and this outpouring just warms my heart."
For more information on The Mission of Yahweh, visit http://www.missionofyahweh.org
About United Recovery Systems
United Recovery Systems, LP (http://www.unitedrecoverysystems.com),
provides accounts receivable management services to the nation's leading credit grantors. Founded in 1977,
URS is privately held and headquartered in Houston, Texas. It operates six facilities in Texas, Arizona,
Oklahoma, and Monterrey, Mexico. The company is currently accepting applications for new and experienced collectors.
To learn more, visit the United Recovery Systems career website.
United Recovery Systems, L.P.
Phone: 713-977-1234 x3141