HAP Employees Give Back to the Community by Walking, Planting and Fundraising
DETROIT – June 6, 2012 – Contributing to their company's mission of "enhancing the health and well-being of the lives we touch," hundreds of Health Alliance Plan (HAP) employees volunteered their time and raised more than $30,000 for local charitable organizations this spring.
"At HAP, volunteerism and community stewardship are highly valued, and the spirit of giving is contagious," said DeAndre Lipscomb, vice president, Community Outreach. "I'm proud to be part of an organization where giving back is part of the corporate culture and is ingrained in everything we do."
Walking for Healthy Hearts
More than 200 HAP employees walked and volunteered at the Metro Detroit Heart Walk at Ford Field on May 12. HAP volunteers raised $24,297 to support the American Heart Association's efforts to save lives from the nation's leading killers - heart disease and stroke. HAP was also an event sponsor, bringing the total HAP contribution to more than $38,000.
Planting New Roots in Detroit
Although HAP's Detroit roots date back to 1960, a new generation of HAP employees had their chance to plant new roots in support of The Greening of Detroit's efforts to reforest the city. On May 4, 50 HAP volunteers traded in their loafers and laptops for t-shirts and shovels to plant 50 trees in Detroit's Evergreen Estates neighborhood.
Marching for Healthy Babies
At the March for Babies at Wayne State University on April 29, 60 HAP volunteers walked to give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. HAP volunteers raised $6,384 to support the March of Dimes' research and community programs that help mothers have healthy, full-term pregnancies. HAP was also an event sponsor, bringing the total HAP contribution to more than $11,300.