Encore Capital Group to Partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes and Hope Volunteers from Encore Capital Group participating in Global Volunteer Day
Sep 25, 2015 11:24AM
By Paul Spear
Encore Capital Group to Partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes and Hope
Volunteers from Encore Capital Group participating in Global Volunteer Day
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA– On September 26, a total of 75 volunteers from Encore Capital Group in San Diego will come together with San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH) to help build a home for a local family in need.
The effort is 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.”
Volunteers will be framing new homes on Foundation Lane in El Cajon, a community that Habitat broke ground on in June, during its Home Builders Blitz. They will also build four playhouses for needy children through SDHFH’s program that provides half-day volunteer opportunities for corporate groups at their own sites. SDHFH partners with other nonprofits such as the San Diego Military Family Collaborative and the Ronald McDonald House to provide playhouses that create creative pretend worlds for children who never dreamed they would have such a space of their own.
Encore Capital’s corporate philanthropy is helping to build homes like the one the Consuegra Family will move into, allowing them to move out of the house where their nine year old son sleeps in the hallway. That is what motivates Encore employees to volunteer. “We’re so excited. This house is a dream come true. It’s a foundation for my family, said Pavel Consuegra, a new Habitat homeowner in El Cajon. “Our lives are going to be changed forever.”
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.”
The Encore Capital Group Global Volunteer Day activities will take place at 481 Foundation Lane in El Cajon. A project kick-off will begin at 8:00 am and will include remarks from executives from Encore Capital Group, Senator Joel Anderson, and San Diego Habitat for Humanity. Construction will commence at 8:30:00 am and will continue until approximately12:30pm.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity:
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc. (SDHFH), the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need. Habitat partner families are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat and ability to repay a zero percent interest mortgage loan.
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, SDHFH’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).
About Encore Capital Group:
Encore Capital Group is an international specialty finance company that provides debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of assets. Through its subsidiaries around the globe, Encore purchases portfolios of consumer receivables from major banks, credit unions, municipalities, and utility providers. Its Propel Financial Services subsidiary also helps home and business owners resolve property tax debt and avoid foreclosure through affordable monthly payment plans.
Encore partners with individuals as they repay their debt obligations, helping them on the road to financial recovery and ultimately improving their economic well-being. Encore is the first and only company of its kind to operate with a Consumer Bill of Rights that provides industry-leading commitments to consumers. Headquartered in San Diego, Encore is a publicly traded NASDAQ Global Select company (ticker symbol: ECPG) and a component stock of the Russell 2000, the S&P Small Cap 600 and the Wilshire 4500. More information about the company can be found at http://www.encorecapital.com. Information found on the company’s website is not incorporated by reference.