Elephant partners with Homesite in support for Habitat for Humanity

Insurance companies partner together to make donation to local Richmond branch

Dec 16, 2015, 06:30 ET from Elephant Auto Insurance

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Elephant Auto Insurance and Homesite Home Insurance have joined together in efforts to raise support and awareness for the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.  On Wednesday, December 9th, both insurance companies came together at a Habitat for Humanity site to assist in building a new home.  In addition to lending a helping hand at the build site, both companies donated a combined total of $1,500 to the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.

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The home which both companies volunteered on will be given to Fredrica "Penny" Wright.  Penny has dreamed for years to become a homeowner and provide her daughters with a safe, stable and affordable place to live.  Through Richmond Habitat's homeownership program, Penny will purchase a safe, healthy home and pay an affordable, zero percent interest mortgage, making the dream of homeownership a reality for her and her children.

"We're continually looking for ways to give back to the local Richmond community," stated Colleen Benzin, Head of Product at Elephant Auto Insurance. "It made sense for us to join with Homesite in efforts to support the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity; it's a great organization that provides housing for those that may otherwise not have a chance to have their own home." 

Since their founding, the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity has built over 300 homes for deserving families, and continues to give back and support the local community.  For more information on how to donate to or volunteer with Richmond's Habitat for Humanity, check out www.richmondhabitat.org.

"We're grateful to have Elephant Auto Insurance and Homesite Home Insurance as supporters of our cause," stated Jane Helfrich, CEO of the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. "With the aid and contributions of both of these companies, we can continue to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope."

Homesite Home Insurance and Elephant Auto Insurance have been partnered together since August, 2009.  Elephant currently provides homeowners and renters insurance, which is underwritten by Homesite, to its customers.  By doing so, Elephant gives its customers additional ways to save on their insurance policies by providing them a bundling discount.  For more information on what bundling opportunities Elephant offers, check out www.elephant.com/car-insurance/bundling-insurance.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

About Elephant Auto Insurance
Founded in 2009, Elephant is a direct-to-consumer insurance company offering auto, home, motorcycle, and life products to customers nationally.  Elephant prides itself on providing quality services and great prices.  Located in Richmond, VA, Elephant is a wholly owned subsidiaries of Admiral Group, plc, one of the leading insurance companies in the United Kingdom. Elephant believes people who like what they do, do it better and therefore encourages a climate of individual contributions, long-term commitment and profitable growth within the organization. Elephant was named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia, as well as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States in 2011 and 2012. To learn more about Elephant or to get an insurance quote go to elephant.com, or call 1-877-21-TRUNK (1-877-218-7865).

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