Consumers in Debt Sing, Dance, Act Their Way to
American Debt Counseling’s Here’s Me Debt Free Contest Awards $6,500 to Help Pay Off Credit Card Debt
September 08, 2010 12:17 PM Eastern Daylight Time
SUNRISE, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--How would you feel if you were suddenly debt free? That’s
what the non-profit credit counselors at American Debt Counseling asked when they launched the Here’s Me Debt
Free online video contest and the results were entertaining. The winning videos are available online at
Hoping to inspire consumers nationwide to realize a life free from debt, the non-profit credit counselors at American
Debt Counseling offered to jumpstart the efforts of three people in debt with cash prizes totaling $6,500 in the form
of direct payments to their existing creditors.
Many people answered the challenge, and three winners were selected:
“The winners of American Debt Counseling’s Here’s Me Debt Free contest truly inspired us with their wit, humor,
thought and creativity,” said Barbara Stark, director of community development and education for ADC, a 501 (c)
(3) nonprofit organization providing free certified credit counseling and financial literacy programs as well as low-cost
debt management services across the nation.
“We hope people will view these, share them with their friends and family, and become inspired to save more, spend
less and live a life free from debt. Though the tone of these videos is light-hearted, the message -- that a debt-free life
can be a better life -- will resonate with the millions of households struggling to pay off credit card debt,” said Stark.
Last year alone, American Debt Counseling helped clients pay off more than $37 million in credit card debt.
Upon learning he is $5,000 closer to being debt free, Arnett responded, “I want to put the outfit back on and start
dancing again,” a reference to his disco-inspired video.
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