Warren Averett sends team to Rwanda
Top 100 Firm Warren Averett recently sent a team of staff members to travel to Rwanda, in collaboration with humanitarian organization Compassion International.
The firm has partnered with the organization since 2008, with staff members sponsoring children in Rwanda with a monthly monetary donation to fund education, nutrition and more. Since the beginning of the donation program, Warren Averett team members have sponsored over 140 Rwandan children in all.
This past June, Warren Averett offered staff members the opportunity to visit the firm's sponsored children in-person. Four staff members – Clint Freeman, Marissa Marshall, Tiffany Johnson and Frances Boney – traveled to the country to visit four Compassion villages: two sponsored by Warren Averett, one the firm hopes to sponsor soon, and one Compassion urban center. Team members got to see firsthand how their contributions have improved the lives of those they sponsor.
“This trip connected my heart to families that are over 4,000 miles from my residence," said Tiffany Johnson, one of the visiting team members and a marketing supervisor in the firm's Birmingham office, in a statement. "It is amazing to see the impact on an entire family just by me sponsoring one child. With Compassion, I trust that my sponsored child is receiving the best education, health services and common necessities.”
“Warren Averett believes in giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and we strive to emphasize the importance of giving back," stated CEO Mary Elliot. "Through ‘Sharing Our Success,’ one of Warren Averett’s core corporate values, employees are invited to join together in service projects and sponsorships that truly make a difference in the lives of others within the firm itself, in the communities that host Warren Averett offices and beyond.”