Argo Employees Focus on Giving Back During the Pandemic

Argo Teams Focus on Giving Back During the Pandemic

Across the U.S. and around the world, Argo Group employees help benefit the communities in which they live and work.

Senior woman is grateful for food delivery from helpful volunteer during covid-19

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.

In California, Risk Management Consultant Adam Lopez worked with members of his church to help the community. Revive Community Church partnered with Food Share of Ventura County to support underserved families in their area. Together with fellow parishioners, Lopez distributed more than 150 bags of groceries and care packages to households directly impacted by COVID-19.

The San Antonio team got creative with its community support. In addition to a corporate sponsorship, Norma LeVan, assistant vice president – global benefits and total rewards strategy, served as a judge for the third annual Philanthropitch. The fast-pitch event connects nonprofits with resources to provide sustainable solutions to community challenges. Employees also contributed to several nonprofits, including the San Antonio Food Bank and Snack Pak 4 Kids.

As an organization that’s committed to giving back to the communities in which it operates, Argo Group values its employees’ dedication to helping others. Their acts of kindness not only provided relief to those in need but also affirmed that one gesture of goodwill, no matter how big or small, can mean the difference between hope and despair.

Learn more about the organizations and causes Argo Group is supporting during COVID-19.