Schaumburg, Ill. (May 20, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on May 20, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with JOURNEYS | The Road Home. This is the first year Assurance volunteers assisted the organization.

JOURNEYS is a collaborative effort between the HOPE Center and PADS shelter sites focusing on intervention and prevention for those in need. The charity assesses and serves the homeless and near homeless, while broadening community awareness and involvement with the homeless.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 17 similar events scheduled for 2015 where Assurance employees donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company’s employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT).  

On May 20, Assurance volunteers spent the day cleaning the Palatine location of JOURNEYS. This included cleaning the fabric of the shelter’s chairs and repainting several doors throughout the building. Overall, the volunteers painted 5 doors and cleaned 25 fabric chairs. They also offered to touch up paint jobs throughout the home.

“I feel like even our small act makes a big difference,” said Lori Porter, Risk Transfer Advocate at Assurance. “By working hand-in-hand with the great staff at JOURNEYS, we’ve helped a facility that helps every person who’ll walk through its doors.”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees donated over 17,000 labor hours in a ten year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. If you or your business would like to volunteer with JOURNEYS, please visit http://www.journeystheroadhome.org/.

About Assurance

Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com