First American gives to organizations that work to create and sustain affordable housing, revitalize low-to moderate-income neighborhoods and support community services and economic development. By supporting Habitat for Humanity builds, First American employees support affordable housing in their local communities. In turn, our employees enjoy a day with their neighbors and colleagues while assisting a local family.
The teambuilding events usually include tough work like framing, hanging drywall, painting, landscaping and more. Some areas even have specialty initiatives such as women’s builds or playhouse projects. Employees also get involved in other ways volunteering at Habitat donation centers and stores. Our Habitat volunteers are invited back time and time again for all the hard work they do.
In June of 2020, First American employees raised money and participated in a Habitat Build in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They joined the homeowner, Jamie Stephenson, to help with getting the house wrapped to provide a moisture barrier before the sliding went up. The First American employees were proud to be a part of the emotional process. "All of this does my heart good," said Paula Poythress, director and Southern Wyoming Area Manager. "Our communities are what we make them and we all love Cheyenne. Our office has some of the most dedicated people and they take great pride in being a part of the home buying and selling process.”
In February of 2020, our Mortgage Solutions teams from Folsum, Calif., participated in its third Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento build. The team worked on a house that was in its final stages, only a few weeks away from its dedication ceremony. The team helped with the final touches, which included landscaping and some internal and external cleaning.
First American employees are proud to give back to their communities and supporting Habitat for Humanity provides them with opportunities to make a difference and work together as a team.