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.

Charter Communications understands the importance of a safe and healthy home. Through the company's national philanthropic initiative, Spectrum 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."