GEICO Cares: Associates offer hands-on help for United Way

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2018 – More than 50 GEICO associates opened their hearts and rolled up their sleeves recently for the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County's 26th Annual Day of Caring. As part of GEICO Cares, the auto insurer's associate-led initiative for community volunteerism, GEICO employees spent time at a Habitat for Humanity renovation site and the historic Hull House.

Habitat for Humanity
Helping Habitat for Humanity was a perfect fit for one group of associates, all of whom work for GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc., a division that provides home, apartment and other types of insurance coverages.

"We are always discussing various aspects of houses in order to find the best coverage for our customers, so it was interesting to see a home from a construction and renovation perspective," one volunteer said.

Hull House

Several others volunteered at the Hull Family Home & Farmstead ("Hull House"), a historic Revolutionary War-era property in Lancaster, New York. The team painted, built a rock wall, cleared a path to the property's cemetery, weeded a garden and removed dead ash trees.

"It was amazing all the work we got done in one day," said Britney Barker, a service supervisor who volunteered at Hull House. "We came together as a team, and it felt good to give back to the community."

Day of Caring provides United Way chapters across the country with a unique opportunity to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism.

GEICO Cares, the company's volunteer and outreach program, supports GEICO associates across the country as they contribute time, money and creativity to nonprofit organizations in their local communities.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger car insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of car insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 27 million vehicles (car & cycle).

GEICO policyholders can make policy changes, report claims, print insurance ID cards, and purchase additional products by logging into their car insurance policy. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through GEICO Mobile, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial car insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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