OneAmerica, ExactTarget team up to build home for local veteran
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2010) – A team of nearly 200 employees from OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. and ExactTarget will join forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis Friday, April 16 to begin constructing a home for an Indianapolis veteran left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
Volunteers from the companies will construct the home’s floor and wall panels in the parking lot of OneAmerica’s Gibson Building (433 North Capital Ave.) from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will transport the panels to the future location of the home at 44 N. Rural Street Friday afternoon.
The companies, along with teams of volunteers from Indiana veteran organizations, will begin constructing the home onsite May 18 with a targeted completion date of July 2.
“We’re excited to participate in such a worthwhile community service project,” said Dayton H. Molendorp, chairman, president and CEO for the OneAmerica companies. “Home ownership and the American dream run parallel, and our employees are eager to work together to transform a family’s life.”
Navy veteran Tory Simmons, the future homeowner, along with his wife and two daughters will join volunteers Friday and throughout the project to complete the house. To qualify for the home, the Simmons family will invest more than 450 hours on the project, including attending homeownership classes and working directly on the construction of their new home.
“It’s important we come together and give back to the community that has given us such a tremendous foundation to grow our global business,” said Scott Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of ExactTarget. “By working with Habitat and OneAmerica, we are helping Tory and his family experience the overwhelming generosity and community spirit that makes Indiana such a special place to call home.”
The Habitat for Humanity project is the latest in a series of community projects sponsored by the two companies. Collectively, the companies have invested thousands of hours to support charitable organizations in Central Indiana.
Along with Habitat for Humanity, OneAmerica sponsors the Center for Leadership Development, the United Way, the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Zoo, the Humane Society of Indianapolis, the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Black Expo, the U.S. Dream Academy,season sponsorship of the Indiana Repertory Theatre and the annual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon.
In addition to the Habitat build, ExactTarget supports several Central Indiana causes and not-for-profit organizations, including Backpack Attack, Gleaners Food Bank, Feed the Children, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Humane Society, Kammy’s Cause, the MS Society, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Heartland Film Festival and TechPoint.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis is committed to eliminating poverty housing and making home ownership available to very low-income families, most of whom have children and live in unsafe, overcrowded or substandard conditions. Each qualified, low-income family must meet Habitat’s income and credit history criteria, as well as agree to invest 300 hours in budget education classes and assist with the building of their own home. Through cooperative partnerships with volunteers, churches, corporations, foundations and builders, Habitat has completed 352 homes since 1987. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, visit www.indyhabitat.org or call 317.921.2121.
OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. The companies of OneAmerica® can trace their solid foundations back more than 130 years in the insurance and financial services marketplace.
OneAmerica’s nationwide network of companies offers a variety of products to serve the financial needs of their policyholders and other clients. These products include retirement plan products and services; individual life insurance, annuities, long-term care solutions and employee benefits. The goal of OneAmerica is to blend the strengths of each company to achieve greater collective results.
The products of the OneAmerica companies are distributed through a network of employees, agents, brokers and other distribution sources that are committed to increasing value to our policyholders by helping them plan to meet their financial goals.
We deliver on our promises when customers need us most.
ExactTarget is a leading global provider of on-demand email marketing and one-to-one marketing solutions. The company’s software as a service technology provides organizations a single platform to connect with customers via triggered and transactional email, integrated text messaging, voice messaging, landing pages and social media. Supported by collaborative global services teams, ExactTarget’s technology integrates with more sales and marketing information systems than any other in the industry, including Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Omniture and Webtrends among many others. ExactTarget’s software powers permission-based multi-channel communications for thousands of organizations around the world including Expedia.com, Aurora Fashions, Papa John’s, CareerBuilder.com, Gannett Co., Inc., The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Home Depot and Wellpoint, Inc. For more information, visit www.exacttarget.com or call 1-866-EMAILET.
Sheila C. Carlson (Habitat for Humanity) – 317.502.4135 or email@example.com
Beth King (OneAmerica) – 317.285.4168 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitch Frazier (ExactTarget) – 317.275.5034 or mfrazier@ExactTarget.com
Lauren Sanders (Dittoe PR for ExactTarget) – 317.202.2280 X 10 or email@example.com