For more than 14 years, Assurant employees have turned wood beams and steel nails, paint and compassion into places families can call home.
Helping create solid foundations and new beginnings is just one of the ways the specialty protection plans and services provider supports charitable organizations.
“Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is a notable example of employees’ dedication, generosity and compassion to help improve communities where we live and work,” said Assurant President and CEO Alan Colberg. “Whether picking up a hammer or writing a check, we are proud to partner with nonprofits that offer housing support services to families who benefit from our helping hands.”
Assurant partners with Habitat for Humanity chapters across the country to build affordable housing for low-income families. Assurant Miami employees recently participated in their 14th build, part of the non-profit’s annual “Habitat Blitz” where 10 homes are completed during a two-week period. Assurant volunteers in Atlanta will wield hammers for their annual eight-week Habitat home building in Cobb County.
Aside from sweat equity, Assurant also contributes financial resources. Through the Assurant Foundation, the Company’s philanthropic organization, Assurant’s Woodbury, Minnesota office recently provided a $5,000 grant to support local Habitat builds and employees volunteer twice a year with the nonprofit.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Assurant Foundation donated $50,000 to Guest House for the GATES Housing First program to assist homeless men, $50,000 to Milwaukee Rescue Mission to feed and shelter 100 women and children for a month, and $40,000 to Pathfinders, Inc. to support a drop-in center and safe haven for homeless teens. Assurant’s Kansas City office partners with local nonprofit reStart, Inc., holding fundraisers to support the organization’s mission to help homeless families move towards self-sufficiency.
Whether building support structures for houses, or donating funds, Assurant employees work to help those in need find their way home.