June was National Homeowners Month, and Securian Financial teams volunteered to help make homeownership possible for one family.
Our company has participated in Habitat for Humanity volunteer builds since 2002. To celebrate this long-standing collaboration, Chris Hilger, our chairman, president and CEO, and Chris Coleman, president and CEO of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, joined the crew on June 21.
In total, more than 170 Securian Financial employees put on their tool belts and hard hats at a Habitat for Humanity building site June 10–14 and June 17–21.
Here’s what some of our volunteers said about the experience:
- “It was so great to see Chris Hilger and Chris Coleman helping at the build site. That’s leading by example! And it was nice to see the strong relationship between Securian Financial and Habitat for Humanity in action.” —Paul Jungels, senior leader, corporate systems
- “What has been striking is how much hope and pride a Habitat for Humanity build gives to the neighborhood. This year, a woman that grew up down the block saw that the project was coming and volunteered to work on the site because she was so excited to see new investment in her mother’s neighborhood. That gave such a personal connection to the work we were doing.” —Lisa Dutton, manager, credit protection services
- “When I arrived on the property there was a slab of concrete for the foundation. Throughout the day, our team set up several walls. I enjoy knowing that the few hours of work we put in setting up walls will have a lasting impact on a family’s future home.” —Jaquelin Galindo, business technology analyst
- “I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity because it’s an awesome opportunity to provide a meaningful, material impact on the community alongside my Securian Financial peers and leaders.” —Tim Goh, regional sales consultant
- “Helping to build a home for a family—a place of comfort, security, love and celebration—made this volunteer opportunity so meaningful for me. Sharing the experience with my co-workers provided a great team building activity. Working together to measure, saw, hammer and problem solve brought us closer together. It was all around a great day and one I will remember with a smile.” —Mary Huss, channel marketing representative