PalmettoPride, USNet Financial Launch Corporate Partnership to Encourage Support for Statewide Beautification and Cleanup Efforts

August 1, 2007

COLUMBIA, S.C. – July 31, 2007– Helping keep South Carolina clean and beautiful just got a little easier thanks to a new corporate partnership between USNet Financial and PalmettoPride, South Carolina’s anti-litter organization.

Together with PalmettoPride, USNet Financial – a residential and commercial lending company headquartered in Greenville, S.C. – announced today that it has launched an online program designed to provide a quick and easy way for South Carolinians to make a tax-deductible donation and help support beautification projects and litter clean-up efforts throughout the state.

Through the partnership with USNet Financial, individuals may make a secure gift online through PayPal or send a monetary donation by mail to support PalmettoPride’s statewide beautification projects and community clean-up programs. Additional information regarding the tax-deductible donation options is available online at

“One of the first things I hear from a new resident is they are amazed how clean the roads are here compared to the rest of the county, said Brent Frost, director of operations at USNet Financial. “Through our online donation program, we hope to encourage more people to get involved by supporting PalmettoPride to keep South Carolina clean.”

“We’re pleased to announce our new corporate partnership with USNet Financial,” said Sen. David Thomas, chairman of PalmettoPride. “Their community-minded spirit will enable us to further increase awareness of the need to reduce litter in South Carolina while encouraging greater participation and support for our ongoing efforts to keep our state clean and beautiful for all to enjoy.”

About PalmettoPride

PalmettoPride is the state anti-litter and beautification program. Our mission is to eradicate litter and promote beautification. We accomplish this mission through a four-pronged approach: education, enforcement, awareness and pickup.

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About USNet Financial

USNet Financial is a South Carolina based company, providing mortgage services to those who are seeking to purchase a home, refinance a home, or looking to obtain a home equity loan, as well as providing commercial loan products.

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