ERIE Builds Homes for Habitat for Humanity

Rochester Branch Employees who came out in the rain to support Habitat for Humanity were (from left to right): Richard Dormeyer, Belinda Pratt, Judy Nugent, Len Freitas, Mary Beth Reynolds, Bryon Zablotny, Elaine Nebel, Earl Frech, Tom Ingrassia, Skip Critcher, Steve Backo, and Dan DeLuke.

May 10, 2012 -  Erie Insurance is collaborating with Habitat for Humanity to help the dream of home ownership come true across the company's 11-state territory.

With a $125,000 gift from ERIE to Habitat for Humanity, the company is sponsoring six homes in five states—Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Illinois and Tennessee. Employees will volunteer at the Habitat builds in these states as well as in Ohio and Wisconsin.

"As an insurance provider, we understand how much having a home means to people," said Erie Insurance President and CEO Terry Cavanaugh. "Together with our Employees and Agents, we're proud to support Habitat for Humanity with funding and volunteers to help create safe housing for deserving families."

In Maryland, construction on “House that ERIE built” is expected to begin in the fall. Receiving $13,000 of the corporate gift, ERIE’s Silver Spring Branch rallied its Employees, Agents and business partners to raise a total of $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. It was part of the office’s three-year fundraising campaign.


Some of the Habitat for Humanity activities taking place across ERIE’s territory include:

Refer to the news section of the Erie Insurance Giving Network Web site for more information about the company’s community outreach activities.