DETROIT – To observe National Volunteer Week, HAP employees in Detroit and Flint gave non-profit groups an extra hand. From April 15 through 21, HAP employees helped non-profit groups with a variety of activities, such as sorting and packing materials for the needy.
For nearly 60 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors, hospitals and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives of local communities. Giving time and energy to improve these communities is a primary mission for the company.
“Events like this are a labor of love for HAP employees and we’re happy to do it,” said DeAndre Lipscomb, vice president of marketing and community outreach for HAP. “It’s a good step toward building a healthier, happier community everyone can be proud of.”
160 HAP volunteers gave their time and talents to 12 organizations across Detroit, Southfield and Flint. HAP’s volunteerism activities included support for Forgotten Harvest, Sweet Dreamzzz, World Medical Relief, Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Humble Design, Turning Point, Metro Parks, Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Focus: HOPE. At Flint-area organizations, HAP employees worked hard to help organizations like Flint’s Carriage Town Ministries and the North End Soup Kitchen sort food donations and serve meals to the needy.
HAP has worked with Focus: HOPE for volunteer activities since 2014. The most recent collaboration for National Volunteer Week was meaningful for representatives of each company.
“HAP volunteers come in the building eager to work. They have positive attitudes, so when they interact with the seniors, they are uplifting and very helpful,” said Khristi Miller, volunteer coordinator for Focus: HOPE. “I like working with HAP volunteers because they are always well organized, thoughtful and they engage with each other even if they are from different departments or buildings. It’s a great opportunity to see the faces behind the company.”
April’s National Volunteer Week efforts are a small portion of the many volunteer activities HAP regularly organizes. HAP offers all of its employees year-round opportunities to volunteer, with at least two different opportunities to serve each month.
In 2017, HAP employees volunteered at 17 organizations for a total of 1,951 hours at a variety of Detroit and Flint-area organizations such as Capuchin Soup Kitchen, United Way of Genesee County and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Flint.
Visit HAP’s Instagram accounts using handle @HAPMichigan to view images from some of HAP’s National Volunteer Week activities.
About Health Alliance Plan
Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a Michigan-based, nonprofit health plan that provides health coverage to individuals and companies of all sizes. For nearly 60 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to enhance the health and well-being of the lives we touch. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP excels in delivering award-winning preventive services, disease management and wellness programs, and personalized customer service. For more information, visit hap.org.
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Editor’s note: Additional photos from hap.org are available for download.
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