As in all times of crisis, people look to others for the courage to persevere, and Argo Group’s dedicated employees answered the call – giving back during the pandemic through donations and volunteerism.
Employee donations make a big difference
In one of the hardest-hit areas in the U.S., COVID-19 relief is crucial. Argo employees in New York responded to the crisis by donating to the Citizens Committee for New York City. The organization works in each borough to improve the lives of New Yorkers in low-income areas.
In Brazil, the Argo Seguros team helped contain viral spread among elderly populations by donating masks and hand sanitizer to Casa Ondina Lobo, an assisted living facility.
Staff members in Argo Group’s Bermuda office raised more than $100,000 in just two weeks for the local COVID-19 Emergency Fund, an endowment that benefits Bermuda’s most vulnerable populations. Approximately one-third of the funds raised came from employee contributions, while half came from Argo’s matching initiative. The Argo Foundation, which invests in programs and services that enrich the lives of Bermuda’s youth, provided an additional gift of $25,000.
Mobilizing for their communities
Donations aren’t the only way Argo teams prioritized giving back during the pandemic. In Virginia, employees of Richmond’s engagement and community team organized, sponsored and delivered meals to nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital as a gesture of support and gratitude for the essential personnel who risk their health and sacrifice family time to care for others.