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Stewart Title Guaranty Company's Community of Sharing™ Program Exceeds Donation Goals for Second Year
<p> <i>Stewart raises more than $45,000 for HelpingaHero.org</i> </p>
Monday, May 20, 2013
Stewart Title Guaranty Company's Community of Sharing™ Program Exceeds Donation Goals for Second Year07:00 EDT Monday, May 20, 2013
HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Associates at more than 1,700 Stewart Title Guaranty Company agencies and Stewart Agency Services banded together to raise more than $45,000 in the company's Community of Sharing™ program. The 2013 campaign supports HelpingaHero.org, an organization committed to helping wounded veterans attain homeownership. For the second year in a row, the Community of Sharing initiative fundraising exceeded the program's goal.
The success of the 2012 program prompted an increase in fundraising goals this year to $40,000.
“We are overwhelmed by our independent agencies support in this important initiative,” said George Houghton, Stewart's group president, agency operations. “The success of this program demonstrates our company and independent agencies' dedication to the community, and their country as well. It's always rewarding to see someone attain homeownership, and Stewart is especially proud to help our country's veteran heroes achieve their homeownership dreams.”
Last year, the program partnered with HelpingaHero.org and ABC television's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition® to build a custom home for Staff Sergeant Shilo Harris, USA (Ret.). During that time, the Community of Sharing™ programs raised $42,000, surpassing Stewart's $35,000 donation goal. Stewart Title also coordinated a mortgage payoff and clear title for Harris' previous home.
Launched in 2011, the Community of Sharing™ program brings together Stewart Title Guaranty Company's independent agencies from across the United States to support HelpingaHero.org. As a part of the program, the independent title agency associates were asked to watch a series of videos to learn more about Stewart products and services that can benefit the agency. Stewart in turn, donated $20 to HelpingaHero.org each time the video is viewed by an agency associate. Agencies can also make personal donations to further the cause. To date, Stewart has raised more than $87,000 for HelpingaHero.org.
For more information on Community of Sharing™ please visit http://stewart.com/agencyservices/community-of-sharing.
About Community of Sharing
The 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. Offering personalized service, industry expertise and customized solutions for virtually any type of real estate transaction, Stewart is the preferred real estate services provider. More information can be found at http://www.stewart.com/news.
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