Volunteering to work in our communities is an old American tradition. No other society on earth relies so heavily on the voluntary donation of time, talent, and money by its citizens to maintain its network of community services and institutions. At the very heart of the purpose an insurance company is the function of helping citizens and businesses recover from adverse circumstances. It is a logical outgrowth of our core purpose to extend our corporate nature to helping people and institutions in many other ways. Our Company believes that employee volunteerism is an important vehicle for achieving positive individual, community, and corporate goals. This reaches well beyond the contractual offer to assist in the recovery from accidents, bad weather and fires. Therefore, our Company officially supports a variety of programs that directly help our local communities both through financial contributions and involvement by employees, both as volunteers and as individual donors of time and money.