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Volunteers Help Americares Prepare for Hurricane Season

  • May 16, 2019
  • Voya Financial Volunteers

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Voya volunteers Christy Ossowski (left) and Alacia Williams (right) pack emergency kits in Americares global distribution center in advance of hurricane season. Photo by Chris Williams/Americares.

Stamford, Conn. May 17, 2019 – Volunteers from Voya Financial assembled more than 1,700 emergency kits at Americares Stamford, Conn., headquarters and global distribution center on May 16 to help prepare for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.

A longtime Americares Emergency Response Partner, Voya helps Americares maintain year-round readiness for global emergencies.

Approximately 40 volunteers from Voya’s Windsor, Conn., office participated as part of the company’s sixth National Day of Service. The annual event brings together Voya employees across the country to make a meaningful difference in communities where Voya employees live and work. This year, thousands of Voya employees in nine states participated in more than 190 service projects supporting nonprofits in towns and cities across the United States.

Americares, a health-focused relief and development organization, will distribute the emergency kits to families displaced by tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and other emergencies. The kits contain soap, shampoo, toothpaste and other essential relief items. Americares responds to approximately 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities.

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1.

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Voya volunteer Pauline Williams packs emergency kits. Photo by Chris Williams/Americares. 

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Voya volunteers in Americares global distribution center in Stamford, Conn. Photo by Chris Williams/Americares.