Axa XL staff show heart on day of giving

Axa XL’s staff in Bermuda took part in the company’s annual global day of giving on Friday.

They were involved in projects from the across the island involving a range of activities such as restoring historic sites to organising a local food bank and preparing meals for the elderly and others in need.

The company said the global day of giving, which complements the broader Axa Hearts in Action volunteering programme, is an employee volunteer day dedicated to supporting the communities in which the division has a presence.

Since the inception of the global day of giving in 2006, Axa XL staff have performed more than 330,000 hours of community service for hundreds of non-profit organisations worldwide.

Greg Hendrick, Axa XL chief executive officer, for the third consecutive year volunteered in his home town of Wilton, Connecticut for A Better Chance — a non-profit that provides residential, social and financial support to talented students from disadvantaged inner city areas.

He said: “This organisation is transforming the lives of academically gifted students from disadvantaged neighbourhoods who have earned four-year scholarships to attend high school away from home.

“It’s amazing how ABC and other non-profits around the world make such a significant impact in their communities with limited resources.

“Having seen first-hand the joy that our efforts on global day of giving bring to non-profits and their beneficiaries, I’m looking forward to once again joining my Axa XL colleagues in investing our time and energy in such worthy causes.”

The ABC undertaking was be one of more than 300 diverse projects that place in approximately 70 locations around the world.