Travelocity Names Casper Most Generous City
On November 9, 2016, Travelocity.com released a list of the most giving cities in the US and ranked Casper, WY at the top.
According to their WEBSITE ,the Travelocity.com team searched the web for posts using the hashtags #charity, #donate, and #volunteer to find out which cities talk about—and use—these charitable social-media signals the most. Based on what people said about their philanthropic activities, they compiled a list of helpful towns. From the most hashtag usage per capita to the least, they then ranked the top 25 most generous towns.
Once ranked, each community received a short description of what set them apart. Here is what Travelocity.com had to say about #1, Casper, Wyoming:
“Typically, visions of cowboys and rodeos are the first things that pop into your head when you think about Casper. More than just Stetson hats and the Gateway to the Tetons, though, Casper is the most charitable city in the nation, according to our study. And the city’s Annual Festival of the Trees, in its 26th year, is a perfect way to shop for holiday décor while raising money for the state’s Special Olympics. During the yearly event, Special Olympians greet and educate guests about the organization’s mission to support over 1,800 athletes statewide. Supporting athletes who show us anything is possible? Now that is gold-medal-worthy!
Kevin Hawley of the Casper Downtown Development Authority says, “We take a great deal of pride in our community and our way of life in Casper and in Wyoming,” he said. “We have a long history of figuring out ways to accomplish great things that benefit the entire community, and that is only possible because we roll up our sleeves and do it together. The generosity of the Casper community never ceases to amaze and makes me extremely proud to call Casper home.”