Whatcom Strong Community Cards
If your business has been affected by flooding, you can participate in the Whatcom Strong Community Card program. It’s a simple way for people and companies to “give back” to Whatcom County. Custom-branded, these community cards can be used at participating merchants in Whatcom County who have been affected by flooding. Sign your business up to participate today – It’s a quick and easy way to keep spending local, strengthen our local businesses, and build our community!
Free for Flood Affected Businesses
There is no special technology or administration required to participate in the Whatcom Strong Community Card program, as long as you accept Mastercard and can key in the transaction like a phone order. There is no fee to participate.
How are gift cards redeemed?
The customer presents their Whatcom Strong Community Card on a mobile device or printed on paper. As a merchant, you will process the transaction as a MasterCard (credit card, not a gift card), key in the 16-digit code, CVV, zip code, and expiration as required by your Point of Sale. It is processed exactly like a credit card transaction that is keyed in, or similar to a phone order.
who uses the gift cards?
The Whatcom Long Term Recovery Group in partnership with The Whatcom Community Foundation has given flood-affected families Whatcom Strong Community Cards to redeem at participating businesses. Anyone who wishes to buy from a local Whatcom County flood-affected business could buy community cards for themselves, friends, neighbors, and teachers, too. Companies in Whatcom County can also purchase community cards in bulk quantities and give them to their employees to keep money circulating in Whatcom County and support flood-affected businesses!