Westwood Insurance Agency Joins HomeAid America in Effort to End Homelessness

National partnership will support Homeless Housing Development & Community Outreach Programs

Westwood Insurance Agency, a leading national personal lines insurance provider will join HomeAid America as a Bronze Level National Partner. Dedicated to assisting individuals and families in time of need, Westwood Insurance Agency will contribute $10,000 to support HomeAid in the fight against homelessness across the country.

"Westwood Insurance is the leader in the new home insurance market who already works with many of HomeAid's builders; they will be a great fit for us," said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America. "We are very grateful for their support and glad to have them join us in our fight to end homelessness."

HomeAid, a building industry charity and one of the nation's largest builders of housing for the homeless, will use the funding to rebuild lives for America's homeless through their housing development and community outreach programs, as well as chapter expansion efforts.

Support from Westwood comes at a pivotal time as HomeAid enters into its 30th anniversary and celebrates the success of completing over 550 projects that have housed 327,000 people who would have otherwise been homeless. Through the HomeAid model, more than $230 million of housing has been developed with a cost savings of over $120 million, thanks to the generosity of the building industry.

"We appreciate the tremendous contributions HomeAid America has made towards ending homelessness in the US and recognize that Westwood also has an invaluable opportunity to make a difference," said Alan Umaly, President of Westwood Insurance Agency. "We share the same philosophy of giving back and are delighted to partner with HomeAid in making a positive impact in the communities we serve."

HomeAid's program identifies charities working to help the homeless that are in need of additional facilities in which to house people. HomeAid's builder captains and their partners and suppliers take on these projects, completing them at a deep discount through the in-kind donation of their time and materials. These cost-savings are reinvesting into life-changing programs such as job and life skills training, financial counseling, and physical and emotional support needed to get back on their feet.

About HomeAid America

HomeAid, founded in Southern California in 1989, is a nonprofit provider of housing and resources for the homeless that operates through a network of 19 chapters in 13 states. Celebrating "30 Years of Building the Way Home" HomeAid has completed over 550 housing projects with a value of more than $230 million, of which nearly 50 percent was donated by the building industry. HomeAid has added over 10,500 beds that have housed over 327,000 previously homeless individuals. For more information about HomeAid, call 1-888-3HOMEAID or visit www.homeaid.org.

HomeAid America
1 (303) 489-2721

About Westwood Insurance Agency
Westwood Insurance Agency is a new home insurance specialist and a wholly owned subsidiary of QBE North America. For over 65 years, Westwood has been serving the builder community and their new home buyers nationwide by offering insurance solutions and providing support through technology, service and product innovation. Westwood's highly specialized, integrated technology allows very competitive, customized insurance quotes and policies to be issued with just a few keystrokes. With its streamlined process and innovative products, Westwood has enhanced the overall home buyer experience, increased efficiencies for its builder clients and their affiliated mortgage companies, while completely transforming the way they experience insurance.

Carlota Ciauri
Westwood Insurance Agency
1 (949) 363-3860

Source: HomeAid America

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