NEW YORK, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), will today hold its fourth annual National Day of Service, a companywide effort during which thousands of its employees will give back to their local communities. Employees across Voya's nine major sites and virtual population will participate in more than 200 events supporting local nonprofits in regions where they live and work.
"Our National Day of Service brings the values and character of our company to life in our local communities by encouraging our people to support causes and nonprofit organizations that are important to them," said Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. "This year, we've expanded our activities helping young people become financially resilient and will also partner with organizations focused on people with special needs — two key focus areas of our organization. Deploying volunteers across the country helps our workforce come together in a meaningful way to contribute to positive change in our communities."
Voya's first National Day of Service was held in 2014. Each year, the number of hours volunteered for the day has increased, and now totals 34,500 for the three prior National Days of Service. In 2017, employees and their families will work with nonprofit partners to build homes, mentor children and young adults, revitalize green spaces in their community and package meals for those less fortunate.
Voya's commitment to employee volunteerism goes beyond a one-day event. Full-time employees are provided 40 hours of paid volunteer time each year. In 2016 alone, Voya employees volunteered more than 50,000 hours to support their communities.
As an industry leader and advocate for greater retirement readiness, Voya Financial is committed to delivering on its vision to be America's Retirement Company® and its mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time.
About Voya Financial®
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. Serving the financial needs of approximately 13.6 million individual and institutional customers in the United States, Voya is a Fortune 500 company that had $11 billion in revenue in 2016. The company had $505 billion in total assets under management and administration as of March 31, 2017. With a clear mission to make a secure financial future possible — one person, one family, one institution at a time — Voya's vision is to be America's Retirement Company®. Certified as a "Great Place to Work" by the Great Place to Work® Institute, Voya is equally committed to conducting business in a way that is socially, environmentally, economically and ethically responsible and has been recognized as one of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, as well as one of the Top Green Companies in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine. For more information, visit voya.com. Follow Voya Financial on Facebook and Twitter @Voya.
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