In 2020, HomeServe USA, a leading provider of home repair solutions, awarded seven grants totaling more than $92,000 through its HomeServe Cares Foundation (HSCF) “Caring for Community” grant program. The grants are awarded to non-profits and municipalities to support community-based programs. In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of the grants supported initiatives to help restock food pantries, purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and install new safety measures.
With communities continuing to struggle to ensure at-risk residents are taken care of during the pandemic, HSCF also made four significant contributions totaling $40,000 to food banks in late December 2020 and in early January 2021. The recipients were the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama in Birmingham; Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans in Louisiana; the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee; and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia located in Savannah.
In addition to the “Caring for Community” grant program, another pillar of the HomeServe Cares Foundation is “Caring for People.” Through this initiative, HomeServe completes pro bono home repair jobs for eligible homeowners who find themselves facing a home emergency they are unable to handle financially. In 2020, HomeServe completed 113 pro bono jobs with a total value of $284,000.