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By Transamerica / Dec 17, 2015

Transamerica and the Colorado Rapids Partner to Support Habitat for Humanity

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Transamerica employees recently worked alongside members of the Colorado Rapids soccer team to help support the Denver community through Habitat for Humanity.

“I think it’s really good for both groups to come out and work together,” said Rapids goalkeeper John Berner. “This time of year is extremely special for everyone. You count your blessings and you kind of look back on life.”

Habitat for Humanity’s goal of providing people the opportunity to build and finance a new home is the kind of life-changing event that is at the core of what Transamerica provides for customers through its insurance, investments and retirement plans.

Denver is home to more than 400 Transamerica employees. Building stronger ties with the communities where its employees and their families work and live is part of the strategy behind Transamerica becoming the title sponsor of the Rapids, who recently celebrated their 20th season in Major League Soccer.

Berner joined Rapids teammate Sean St Ledger, members of the Rapids staff, and Transamerica’s employees in northeast Denver, painting and prepping the exterior of homes in anticipation of wintry weather.

“Habitat for Humanity is unique in the way it brings together community volunteers, builders, and families who are in need of decent, safe, and affordable housing,” said Pat Connick, the Denver-based senior vice president marketing strategy for Transamerica. “It was especially rewarding to work alongside our partners at the Colorado Rapids.”

Transamerica’s employees, who are each given 12 paid hours a year to donate their time to charities, have been longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity. The Rapids, along with their ownership group Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, also have a long tradition of serving the community and improving lives.

“I think it’s really important to give back,” Berner said. “A lot of people put in a great deal of effort to help our club and I think it’s really important for the club to give back. Doing things like this is a great opportunity to do so.”