ATLANTA and NEW YORK (March 19, 2018) – With a donation of more than $550,000 and employee volunteers joining homeowners in multiple local Habitat for Humanity builds, Assurant kicks off its national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Thousands of Assurant employee volunteer hours are committed in 2018 to help families build strength, stability, independence and shelter across the country. 

“Habitat for Humanity is a long-time, valued partner in the communities where Assurant employees live and work,” said Shawn Kahle, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility & Community Engagement and Executive Director, Assurant Foundation. “As we strive to help people protect what matters most, growing our relationship with Habitat to benefit the lives of families worldwide is a great next step for Assurant.”

“We are honored and grateful for Assurant’s commitment to Habitat,” said Colleen Finn Ridenhour, senior vice president of Development for Habitat for Humanity International. “Because of their support, more families will have a safe, decent place to call home.”

Assurant supports its communities through charitable giving, employee volunteerism and social impact investments. Assurant volunteer teams pitch in year-round to build homes, support the homeless, help children learn to read and ensure students understand the basics of household budgeting. Assurant annually provides employees with eight hours of paid time to volunteer and $1,000 per employee per year in matching gifts.

About Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

About Assurant

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a global provider of risk management solutions, protecting where consumers live and the goods they buy. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant focuses on the housing and lifestyle markets, and is among the market leaders in mobile device protection and related services; extended service contracts; vehicle protection; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; and mortgage valuation and field services. With approximately $32 billion in assets as of December 31, 2017 and $6 billion in 2017 revenue, Assurant operates in 16 countries, while its Assurant Foundation works to support and improve communities. Learn more at or on Twitter @AssurantNews.

Media Contacts:

Nakia Fowler
Habitat for Humanity
(404) 420-6732
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Joy Collazo
(212) 859-5811
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