On September 26, a total of 75 volunteers from Encore Capital Group in San Diego came together with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in need in El Cajon.
The effort was part of the international finance company’s third annual Global Volunteer Day, with more than 400 employees across the United States and around the world building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
“Strengthening, and in this case, helping literally to build communities, is one of the goals of Encore’s corporate social responsibility efforts,” said Sheryl Wright, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Encore Capital Group. “We are pleased to support Habitat for Humanity in its efforts to provide housing for families in need through significant cash donations and volunteer hours.”
Encore’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, launched in 2013, focuses on economic empowerment and strives to help improve communities through better education, job training and basic support services.
“When you provide a family an opportunity to purchase their own home, you transform that family for generations to come,” said Lori Holt Pfeiler, President/CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. “We bring hardworking families, dedicated volunteers, and generous sponsors together to build simple, decent, safe and affordable housing for local families in need. This mission is possible because of the support of great partners like Encore Capital, and we are so grateful that they are joining us once again toward this goal.”