Munich Re employees help build stronger communities through Day of Service

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17 September 2013 | Corporate Responsibility

Munich Re employees help build stronger communities through Day of Service

Service activities benefit local organizations

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Nearly three hundred employees from Munich Reinsurance America's Princeton, New Jersey headquarters participated in the company's first Day of Service, in which employees donated their time and talents to one of four community organizations: The American Red Cross, The Community FoodBank of NJ, Crawford House and The Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County.

Supporting the Day of Service and enabling employees to participate during the work day was an opportunity for Munich Re to demonstrate its commitment to building strong communities.

"Our efforts made it evident that we appreciate the importance of stepping up for those less fortunate than ourselves," said CEO Tony Kuczinski. "Through our Day of Service, we all experienced how giving back to and supporting our broader communities is as uplifting for those in need as it is for ourselves."

At the Princeton headquarters, employees filled hundreds of "Blizzard Bags" and "Fresh Start Kits" for the American Red Cross. “Fresh Start Kits” contain various household cleaning supplies for disaster victims; “Blizzard Bags” are provided to the elderly and contain supplies needed during an emergency, including canned goods, cleaning supplies, and toilet paper.

Meanwhile, at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, more than 100 employees sorted food for distribution to more than 800 agencies in the state. The FoodBank distributes 44 million pounds of food and supplies annually in NJ, explained Faye Kuhn, director of volunteer services. "With the help of approximately 34,000 volunteers each year," she added, "we are able to deliver necessary food to nearly one million people in New Jersey.”

At Crawford House in Skillman, NJ, employees tackled landscaping and painting projects for the organization, where women overcoming addiction learn healthy behaviors and build support systems to become productive members of society.

Another group of employees traveled to the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County's Centre Street location in Trenton, some stopping first at the organization's bike exchange, where volunteers repaired bikes and prepared them for sale by the organization. At the Club's Centre Street location they repaired computers, painted and helped organize the library, adding books and school supplies collected at Munich Re during the weeks leading up to the Day of Service.

Boys & Girls Clubs are community-based organizations that provide young people with fun, safe, and constructive after-school environments. Locally, the Mercer County club provides programs and services to 2,300 children and young  adults in and around Trenton.

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