Schaumburg, Ill. (October 8, 2015)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on September 23, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with Friends of Busse Woods. This is the fourth year in a row Assurance volunteers have worked with the organization. 

Located in northwestern Cook County, Busse Woods is a 3,700 acre National Natural Landmark and one of the most frequently visited parks in the state of Illinois. Assurance worked in tandem with Friends of Busse Woods, a regional stewardship group that promotes and supports restoration activities.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 18 similar events scheduled for 2015, where Assurance employees will 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 September 23, Assurance volunteers spent their day cutting down at least 45 large buckthorn trees and many other shrubs. Cutting down the buckthorn and other invasive species allows the natural habitat at Busse Woods to remain unthreatened.

“It was amazing to see what an incredible difference we made in just one day,” said Jordan Ready, senior program manager at Assurance. She added: “We worked through almost an acre!”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees have 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 Friends of Busse Woods, please visit www.bussewoods.net.

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