Focus on Safe
& Healthy Homes Nets Inaugural Social Impact Award
This year, C2HR created the Social Impact Award to recognize
an outstanding corporate responsibility initiative within
our industry. The first recipient of the Social Impact Award
is Charter Communications' Spectrum Housing Assist.
Communications understands the importance of a safe and
healthy home. Through the company's national philanthropic
Housing Assist, employee volunteers roll up their sleeves
to provide critical home repairs to residents in need in
communities across the U.S. Over the past five years, 7,477
Charter employees have donated 45,610 volunteer hours to
improve 34,448 homes across the U.S., and Charter has set
an impressive goal to improve 50,000 homes by the year 2020.
To increase its impact, Spectrum Housing Assist also partners
with Rebuilding Together to distribute
Safe & Healthy Home Kits featuring critical home maintenance
materials to the neighbors of each home project.
As an extension of the Spectrum Housing
Assist program, in 2018 Charter made a $350,000 contribution
to national nonprofit Rebuilding Together to assist with
home repairs and renovations needed in areas impacted by
Hurricane Florence. The company also offered $1 million
in public service announcements to air at no cost to assist
organizations with fundraising and awareness for hurricane
disaster relief efforts. Charter's ongoing efforts have
earned the company the distinguished status of being the
first recipient of C2HR's Social Impact Award.
"Charter is committed to improving
local communities where our customers and employees live
and work, and we are honored to have been selected for C2HR's
Social Impact Award recognizing outstanding social impact
initiative within the cable industry," said Paul Marchand,
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
for Charter Communications. "We would like to thank
the hundreds of community and employee volunteers who have
generously devoted countless hours to help transform lives
and build a better future for the communities we serve."