HomeServe Cares Foundation Awards $132,000 in Grants in 2020
Foundation supports four local food banks at the turn of the new year to help at-risk residents
NORWALK, CT (February 2, 2021) – In 2020, HomeServe USA, a leading provider of home repair solutions, awarded seven grants totaling more than $92,000 through its HomeServe Cares Foundation (HSCF) "Caring for Community" grant program. The grants are awarded to non-profits and municipalities to support community-based programs. In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the grants supported initiatives to help restock food pantries, purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and install new safety measures.
With communities continuing to struggle to ensure at-risk residents are taken care of during the pandemic, HSCF also made four significant contributions totaling $40,000 to food banks in late December 2020 and in early January 2021. The recipients were the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama in Birmingham; Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans in Louisiana; the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee; and America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia located in Savannah.
In addition to the "Caring for Community" grant program, another pillar of the HomeServe Cares Foundation is "Caring for People." Through this initiative, HomeServe completes pro bono home repair jobs for eligible homeowners who find themselves facing a home emergency they are unable to handle financially. In 2020, HomeServe completed 113 pro bono jobs with a total value of $284,000.
"The grants awarded and the pro bono jobs completed in 2020 are just a sampling of the great work being done every day by the HomeServe Cares Foundation to support the Foundation's mission to spread hope and support communities one home at a time," said Tom Rusin, Global CEO of HomeServe Membership. "As we look ahead to what 2021 has in store and the sad reality that the pandemic will continue to impact communities across the country, we will work tirelessly to find ways to help those in need and to get Americans through this difficult time."
Working with its municipal and utility partners, HomeServe also supported charitable initiatives across the country in 2020. In Texas, in coordination with funding from CenterPoint Energy, HomeServe donated in-kind services to the non-profit Rebuilding Together Houston to complete crucial home renovations for five residents impacted by storm damage. As part of a partnership with Dominion Energy, HomeServe provided funding to the United Way of Midlands in South Carolina and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Additionally, in December, HomeServe employees in Chattanooga, Tenn. donated more than 300 toys to the Chambliss Center for Children.
More about the HomeServe Cares Foundation and the Foundation's FY20 Annual Report are available on www.HomeServeCaresFoundation.com. Also, click here for a new interactive map with details of the completed HomeServe Cares repair jobs.
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