Swinging hammers, wet paint, dirty hands and teamwork resulted in the repair of two local homes over two days in the Midlands.
More than 50 Colonial Life leadership employees worked with Home Works of America on various projects to weatherize the houses, remove and replace damaged and rotted siding, repair existing door thresholds, paint exteriors, window trim and shutters, and clean yard debris.
“It’s always an incredible feeling to see our work produce tangible, positive results for the Columbia community,” said Tim Arnold, President and CEO of Colonial Life. “Supporting the efforts of Home Works aligns with Colonial Life’s Health and Wellness pillar of giving and enables employees to engage in volunteer service.”
Since 2008, Colonial Life has partnered with Home Works of America to further its mission of providing pertinent home repair services to low-income homeowners. And for more than 20 years, Home Works of America has worked to improve the health and well-being of the elderly, disabled and low-income families of the Midlands who have suffered frequent health crises and hospital re-admittance due unsafe substandard housing. Home owners are chosen through the Health Works program of Palmetto Health Hospital System.
Colonial Life’s corporate social responsibility program focuses on education, health and wellness and cultural arts. Read more about Colonial Life’s corporate social responsibility efforts on the Leading the Way tab, and visit Colonial Life’s Facebook page for more photos from the Home Works community service project.