Your Town. Your Message. Our Mission.
HamletHub's start came when someone said "Isn't it sad that...
KERRY ANNE accidentally discovered how powerful connecting a community can be, and is now on a mission to safely connect communities everywhere. Kerry was involved with a number of local non-profit organizations and realized that with the enormous amounts of communication tools, local organizations were not communicating with each other. This hurt the people that needed them most.
Kerry wanted to create awareness so local residents could help local non-profits, where they could have a direct role in helping.
Whether it was rescuing dogs, volunteering to help local Veterans, or helping raise money for the local Boy & Girls Club, the residents of Kerry's town were more than willing to help. But they didn't, because most were unaware how to help these groups. Why is it so much easier to donate money to another country than your community?
Look at this growth!
Kerry began a simple email list. As the list of recipients grew, Kerry and a local designer set up a website. As the number of people sending stories in grew, Kerry had her son program the site to allow people to submit stories directly. Even with zero marketing, submissions kept growing, which led to more viewers. The community had an insatiable appetite for local information and the good things people were doing.
A victim of her success. Uh oh...
This created an upward spiral that led to consistent server crashes and an increasing demand on Kerry’s time. Kerry was a busy mother of 3 with no media experience, and no technology budget; Kerry had to consider shutting down the whole project.
How can we let something doing soooo much good go away?
At the same time the good that came from the site was overwhelming. HamletHub became a significant influence in the community. The Fire Chief and Mayor were constantly calling to help out during emergencies and it directly helped to find missing people including two young children who got lost one winter evening when the temperature was in the teens. It kept residents updated during natural disasters such as during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when it kept residents about which stores were open and had supplies. Many messages came in from the heads of local charities letting her know their recent event was a success due to their story being on HamletHub. The town was thriving.The nonprofits grew in volunteers, supporters and donation dollars.
Getting Serious. Failure is not an option!
Kerry knew she had to get serious about this hobby and needed to make it work. One night while buying a pizza she asked Larry the owner if he would be interested in paying to place an advertisement on the site. He said yes, and that started off a number of other local establishments who all helped Kerry get the help ($$$) she needed to keep the site running. (Larry is still an advertiser to this day!)
Today, HamletHub is an award winning site providing a safe place for communities to connect.
Because the need was not limited to Kerry’s town, Kerry as able to replicated the site/this force for good in neighboring towns. HamletHub has won numerous awards, In each town the success was driven by the residents of the town, and the number of people HamletHub helps/lives HamletHub changed is increasing exponentially every day.
HamletHub has grown from Kerry to a growing team of locals passionate about providing a safe place for communities to connect and thrive in every town in America.