Employees donated their time and abilities to build a house for a disabled veteran
AXA recently teamed up with The GI Go Fund and Habitat for Humanity to lend a helping hand to a family in need. Swapping the office for a construction site and laptops for hammers, about 20 AXA volunteers were able to make progress on a house in Newark, New Jersey that a disabled veteran will call home. This house is part of a larger Habitat for Humanity initiative, Harmony Point, which is an urban-style subdivision of three buildings containing a total of nine separate units. This project is one of Habitat for Humanity Newark’s most expansive projects to date.
Through this project, AXA supported Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build houses for those in need but was also able to support the GI Go Fund which aims to help military veterans find employment, access housing, and secure educational and health benefits. This initiative was made possible due to support from the AXA Foundation.
The participating volunteers are members of AXA CARES (Creating Awareness Recognition Encouragement Support of military personnel and their families), AXA’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to our military employees, their families, and service men and women throughout the community. AXA CARES also sponsors Honor Flights during which AXA employees offer emotional and physical support to war veterans during trips to the war memorials in Washington D.C.
Learn more about AXA’s ERG’s and commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.