HOUSTON (Feb. 4, 2013) – Stewart Title Guaranty Company announced today the continuation of its charitable giving program as part of its Community of Sharing™ initiative. Stewart hopes to raise $40,000 or more for HelpingaHero.org through this year’s initiative, with the funds going to help wounded veterans attain home ownership.
More than 1,900 associates of Stewart Title Guaranty Company’s independent agencies participated in Stewart’s Community of Sharing Program™ in 2012 and raised $42,000, exceeding the $35,000 donation goal. The funds were used to help make home ownership possible for wounded veteran, Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris, USA (Ret). Harris’ story was featured on ABC’s series finale of the popular television program, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, December 10, 2012. Stewart Title Guaranty Company plans to accomplish this goal for a second year to help build homes for our wounded military heroes.
"I am excited to continue raising funds through Stewart’s philanthropic program to help make home ownership possible for our brave veterans," said George Houghton, group president, agency operations. “After the success of last year’s program, we hope to again exceed our goal with the help and participation of our network of title agencies across the United States.”
As a part of the title agency program, agents are asked to watch a series of videos to learn more about Stewart products and services that can benefit the agency. For every video viewed by an agency associate, Stewart donates $20 to the HelpingaHero.org organization*. Agencies can also make additional personal donations to HelpingaHero.org to further the cause.
For more information on Stewart's Community of Sharing supporting the Helping a Hero Program, visit http://www.stewart.com/agencyservices/community-of-sharing.
About Community of Sharing
Stewart’s Community of Sharing program gives aid to communities and causes that support home ownership, promote good will, and build a "community of giving back" within Stewart associates, offices and network of agencies across the United States. The partnership with HelpingaHero.org will continue to help building homes for veterans wounded defending our country.
HelpingaHero.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel, severely injured in the war on terror. HelpingaHero.org’s principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families. To date, 61 homes have been awarded in 15 states. More information can be found at http://www.helpingahero.org.
Stewart Title Guaranty Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC), a customer-focused, global title insurance and real estate services company offering products and services through our direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family. Stewart provides these services to homebuyers and sellers; residential and commercial real estate professionals; mortgage lenders and servicers; title agencies and real estate attorneys; home builders; and United States and foreign governments. Stewart also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; REO asset management; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges; and technology to streamline the real estate process. Recognized in 2012 by Forbes® as one of the Most Trustworthy Companies in America, Stewart offers personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, and is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news.