'Swift to Serve'--Symetra Week of Service volunteers Give Back at Hopelink in Shoreline

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Symetra's Shoreline Hopelink Team
Photo courtesy Symetra

“This annual tradition gives us a chance to ... make a positive impact in our communities through hands-on service.” — Symetra CEO Tom Marra

Nearly 400 Bellevue-based Symetra employees mobilized around the Puget Sound region in support of local communities during the seventh-annual “Symetra Week of Service,” held June 8–12.

Volunteers wore Swift to Serve t-shirts
Photo courtesy Symetra

Wearing bright green ‘Symetra Volunteer’ T-shirts, employees logged 1,300 hours over five days to help clear trails, landscape, stock foodbanks, make toys, tutor kids, paint, clean and organize on behalf of 24 nonprofit organization around the Eastside and in the Greater Seattle area. (See complete Puget Sound-area list of organizations here.)

Hopelink’s Shoreline service center drew an enthusiastic crew of Symetra volunteers. Collectively, six employees contributed nearly 20 hours of manpower on June 11 — helping to clean and organize the center as well as sort and stock items.

“Symetra is recognized as a company with a strong volunteer spirit. While we're engaged in supporting nonprofits year ‘round, the Symetra Week of Service spotlights our employees’ involvement in and commitment to the communities in which we live and work,” said Symetra CEO Tom Marra, who was among the employee volunteers.

“This annual tradition gives us a chance to connect with our colleagues, join forces to help our nonprofit partners who do so much good and make a positive impact in our communities through hands-on service.”

Symetra at Shoreline Hopelink
Photo courtesy Symetra

Symetra Week of Service began in 2009 with 130 employees in the company’s Bellevue headquarters volunteering at seven area projects. Since the program’s inception, Symetra employees have contributed more than 10,000 Week of Service hours.

To see more of Symetra’s 2015 Week of Service volunteers in action, visit Facebook. Learn about the company’s community programs here.



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