Happy Birthday to Us!

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cabfc77755aa49f44d30cecb724edcae2016 marks our 30th year of building homes, communities and hope in the Greater Richmond area, and we are ready to celebrate!
Be on the look out for special events, stories and more highlighting the incredible work our volunteers, donors, homeowners and supporters have accomplished over the past 30 years.
Most importantly, thanks to all of you for helping us serve the over 331 families we’ve empowered to become homeowners since 1986!
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For more information about Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, visitwww.richmondhabitat.org.

Elephant Partners with Homesite in Support of Habitat for Humanity

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Elephant Auto employees with Jane Helfrich and Whitney Guthrie from Richmond Habitat

Elephant Auto employees with Jane Helfrich and Whitney Guthrie from Richmond Habitat

Members of Elephant Auto Insurance and Homesite Home Insurance have joined together in efforts to raise support and awareness for the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.  On Wednesday, December 9th, both insurance companies came together at a Habitat for Humanity site to assist in building a new home.  In addition to lending a helping hand at the build site, both companies donated a combined total of $1,500 to the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity.

The home which both companies volunteered on will be purchased by Fredrica “Penny” Wright.  Penny has dreamed for years to become a homeowner and provide her daughters with a safe, stable and affordable place to live.  Through Richmond Habitat’s homeownership program, Penny will purchase a safe, healthy home and pay an affordable, zero percent interest mortgage, making the dream of homeownership a reality for her and her children.

“We’re continually looking for ways to give back to the local Richmond community,” stated Colleen Benzin, Head of Product at Elephant Auto Insurance. “It made sense for us to join with Homesite in efforts to support the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity; it’s a great organization that provides housing for those that may otherwise not have a chance to have their own home.”

elephant auto insuranceSince their founding, the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity has built over 300 homes for deserving families, and continues to give back and support the local community.  For more information on how to donate to or volunteer with Richmond’s Habitat for Humanity, check out www.richmondhabitat.org.

“We’re grateful to have Elephant Auto Insurance and Homesite Home Insurance as supporters of our cause,” stated Jane Helfrich, CEO of the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. “With the aid and contributions of both of these companies, we can continue to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.”

Homesite Home Insurance and Elephant Auto Insurance have been partnered together since August, 2009.  Elephant currently provides homeowners and renters insurance, which is underwritten by Homesite, to its customers.  By doing so, Elephant gives its customers additional ways to save on their insurance policies by providing them a bundling discount.  For more information on what bundling opportunities Elephant offers, check out www.elephant.com/car-insurance/bundling-insurance.

Classic Granite & Marble Make Huge Donation

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habitatClassic Granite & Marble is proud to partner with The Richmond Habitat Restore helping Richmond Habitat for Humanity through a large donation of granite, marble, and quartz countertop material this month.
The Richmond Habitat ReStore is a retail operation selling new and used building materials, furniture, home decor items, and more at a discounted rate to the general public.  All proceeds from store sales go directly into Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity’s mission of  building homes, communities, and hope in the Greater Richmond area.
newlogoTony Kilic, President and Founder of Classic Granite & Marble, said of the donation, “We know there are lot of people out there in need.  If we can make an impact through our donation for even one family in need of a home, I know we are doing the right thing and will continue to do so”.
Our thanks to Mr. Kilic and the wonderful people at Classic Granite & Marble for making a little good news in Richmond today.