At Capital Insurance Group, protecting and restoring our community comes naturally to us. Whether we’re representing CIG at a local event or participating in a beach cleanup, our enthusiasm for local causes inspires us to do more each year. Throughout our “Protects and Restores” focus, we establish or strengthen partnerships with like-minded organizations that are also invested in assisting communities in crisis. This includes partnerships with the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, local fire, police and sheriff departments, and local SafeKids chapters.
As a property and casualty insurer, our efforts are focused on protecting communities from disaster, and restoring communities after a crisis.
We’ve partnered with the American Red Cross on a number of occasions. Most recently, we sponsored a new Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) for the Central Coast Red Cross Chapter. The Red Cross has more than 320 emergency response vehicles in 49 states that get help to people in need after disasters big and small, from communities devastated by wildfires to everyday home fires down the street. The Central Coast Chapter has been meeting the needs of their community and beyond, with ERV’s that are over 20 years old. With the help of private donators and a sponsorship from CIG, the chapter will be receiving a newly designed, more efficient, next-generation ERV.
In each community that we serve, we have partnered with fire, police and sheriff’s departments to promote their safety initiatives. We’ve hosted donation drives, partnered with the California Highway Patrol to offer safe teen driving courses and emergency preparedness events. In partnership with Safe Kids Worldwide, we also host car seat safety certification courses at our office in Monterey, CA, and conduct periodic free car seat safety inspections at community hot spots.
As part of our Emergency Preparedness and Community Safety focus, we have assisted local first responders with their emergency response training, providing CIG employees to act as victims of a disaster. We’ve partnered with community organizations offering safety events for families and kids. From “Trunk or Treat”, a safe Halloween event with the Sheriff’s Department, to involvement with “National Night Out”, CIG is reaching out to the communities we touch.
CIG is proud to be actively involved with the NCPGA by sponsoring charity golf events such as the Langley, a Tribute to Legends. Designed to honor the legends of the game of golf, proceeds from The Langley are donated to deserving charities such as PGA HOPE of Northern California. PGA Hope provides free golf lessons to disabled and able-bodied military veterans as a therapeutic tool to help improve their mental, social, physical and emotional well-being. Lessons are taught by PGA Professionals who receive special training in adaptive golf teaching methods. PGA HOPE is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
CIG is also a proud sponsor of The Junior Tour of Northern California.
To read more about how we have been protecting and restoring our communities, check out this page.
Our community giving spans beyond writing a check. We are proud to offer our employees a Paid Volunteer Time benefit, as we know that engaging our employees in service-based programs results in a bigger impact in our communities.
Hunger touches every community. Each of our CIG offices has partnered with local food banks and provided volunteers to help pack food baskets and after-school program snacks for families and schools in need. From the Food Bank of Monterey County, The Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Second Harvest Food Bank in Spokane, Placer County Food Bank, and the Community Food Bank in Fresno, our CIG Team has utilized their Paid Volunteer Time Hours to help feed the hungry in the communities we serve.
Through hard work and perseverance, CIG employees have been able to help build and construct homes and playhouses for families and schools in need within our footprint. CIG Spokane provided muscle and elbow grease to help construct a Habitat for Humanity home in their region. And you can read more about the playhouse built by employees at CIG in Monterey, which was donated to a local school kindergarten class in need, by clicking here.
CIG focuses on Protecting and Restoring the communities where we live and work, and this includes the environment and local habitat. In partnership with Save Our Shores, CIG Monterey has provided volunteers to help with a local beach clean-up. Looking ahead, there are plans to partner with local river, lake and park clean-up organizations to help keep our environments clean and safe, throughout our footprint.
In 2017, we supported over 20 different events, providing over 650 hands-on volunteer hours. CIG also collected more than 10 barrels of food for local food banks, and hundreds of holiday gifts for organizations touching the lives of children, the elderly, and teens in crisis.