Friday, May 11, 2018

Claims Cares About Giving Back

By Taylor Kilgore, Communications Consultant
Here at CUNA Mutual Group, a team from our Claims Department dedicates time to companywide volunteering and donation drives. They also work to make an even greater impact where we live and work. These volunteers are known as the Claims Cares Committee. For more than 10 years, they have gone the extra mile through volunteering, fundraising and monetary donations.

One of their longest-running partnerships is with the Ronald McDonald House here in Madison, an organization that provides cost-free housing for families with hospitalized children. It provides home-cooked meals seven days a week for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Claims Cares uses the meal preparation time as a team building activity while striving to make a positive impact in the community.

“When your child is sick, it takes a huge emotional and financial toll,” said Shauna Thayer, Marketing and Communications Director, Ronald McDonald House, Madison. “To not have to worry about meals is huge for these families.”

In 2017, The Ronald McDonald House in Madison served 1,200 families. Support of local businesses is crucial to fulfilling their mission to serve these families.

“We have a small staff, so without businesses like CUNA Mutual Group, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” added Shauna.

According to Relayia Hodges, Senior Claims Professional, it’s part of our company culture: “We’re doing more than just processing claims or assisting with insurance products,” she said. “We are really here in the community.”

Learn more about how we give back and focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a business.

Whether it’s in a group or individually, you can always make an impact on your community by supporting local non-profits. Tell us what volunteer opportunities you participate in on Facebook or Twitter.