December 12, 2013 (Golden, CO)—HomeAdvisor employees volunteered a total of 1,681 hours from January 1 to November 15, 2013 as part of the volunteer benefit at HomeAdvisor. For their volunteer day, employees could choose from either a company group activity offered or help a nonprofit organization of their choice.
The volunteer benefit was created in 2009 to encourage employees to use one work day during the calendar year to help a nonprofit organization they felt passionate about. A few of the activities employees completed in 2013 include: building a house with Habitat for Humanity, planting trees with Groundwork Denver, assisting the Special Olympics Colorado with their awards banquet and creating a garden with the Jeffco Action Center.
“We employ more than 900 people and understand the importance of giving back to the community,” said HomeAdvisor CEO Chris Terrill. “The best place for employees to start creating positive change is with an organization in their own backyard.”
Lliam Johnston, HomeAdvisor manager of business development, volunteered at a local event called the Project Homeless Connect 13. During the event, homeless men and women were offered various services, such as housing, medical, insurance, legal assistance, job readiness and education.
“It is extremely important for a benefit of this nature to be offered,” Johnston said. “Hopefully it encourages employees to find an organization they are passionate about and to make a change in their community for the greater good.”
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HomeAdvisor is a leading website and mobile app provider offering resources for home repair and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor’s patented ProFinder technology matches homeowner projects to the nation’s largest network of over 85,000 pre-screened, customer-reviewed home improvement professionals. Homeowners can make informed home project decisions using resources including: Pro Reviews, featuring reviews from homeowners who have actually been connected with the service professionals they review; Cost Guide, providing average costs for projects coast-to-coast; Home911, offering dedicated 24/7 emergency home repair support;DesignMine, providing inspiration and collaboration for remodeling projects; as well as robust home trips and project planning tools. Access to all of the site’s features is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, CO, and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).
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