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Schaumburg, Ill. (September 22, 2015) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, continued its commitment to giving on September 15, 2015, when a number of employees spent their work day volunteering with Safe Humane Chicago. This is the second year in a row Assurance volunteers assisted the organization. 

Safe Humane Chicago’s mission is to create “safe and humane” communities by inspiring positive relationships between people and animals. It’s an alliance of non-traditional partners that recognize the connections between animal abuse and interpersonal violence and the benefits of the human-animal bond. Their programs focus on education, advocacy and second chances.

The volunteer opportunity is one of 17 similar events scheduled for 2015 where Assurance employees will donate their time to deserving nonprofit organizations. All volunteer days are organized by the company’s employee-driven charitable foundation, Assurance Caring Together (ACT).

On September 15, Assurance volunteers started their day cleaning the Chicago Animal Care and Control facility - washing the grooming room, 14 outdoor dog pens, 30 dog leashes and over 200 toys. In the afternoon, the volunteers were able to walk and socialize with 12 dogs in the facility.

“This was such a fantastic event, and we accomplished so much,” said Ryan Ganser, Business Process Analyst at Assurance. He added: “The employees and other volunteers at the event were such rock stars, and everything was very organized. I really enjoyed my time!”

Under the motto “We Can Be Heroes”, Assurance employees have donated over 17,000 labor hours in a ten year span through volunteer opportunities organized by ACT. Take a peek at more than 160 of those hours in Assurance's Safe Humane video.  

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.