We’d like to thank the team of volunteers for Guardian who helped us with last month’s EPN Block Party at Cottingham Stadium in Easton’s West Ward neighborhood.
We recently interviewed Laura Accetta, Claims Case Manager, Group Claims – Long Term Disability, about the experience she and her fellow volunteers had at our event:
1. How did Guardian become connected with PNLV so that your team could volunteer at the EPN block party?
My role since 2009 was as community organizer in the city of Easton/Weed and Seed Coordinator. I became familiar with PNLV when I met Yamil at the Community School Conference in Cleveland and then worked collaboratively with the organization during their introduction into Easton and forward.
2. What did your team think of their experience working with PNLV and interacting with the families at the block party?
Everyone enjoyed the opportunity of volunteering especially as many if not all of them live in Easton.
3. In what other ways does Guardian volunteer in the community? Is there a special office/department/team that coordinates community volunteerism for the staff? Why is community involvement important to the company?
Guardian feels strongly that supporting communities and giving back are essential. Guardian volunteers can be found in large groups such as locally at Musikfest and in smaller areas such as supporting local issues through raising funds by having dress down days. Guardian volunteers span the country and are coordinated through the Community Involvement Committee, the offices of Human Resources and Corporate Communications. In giving back to our communities it underscores Guardian’s corporate philosophy; people count, doing the right thing and holding ourselves to very high standards.