BMS Intermediaries is delighted to report the successful participation and fundraising achievement of its team who took part in the first Covenant House (re)insurance industry Sleep Out, on September 27th 2015.
Covenant House, a charity based in North and South America, supports homeless youth with the provision of essential services and the tools to build a brighter, independent future.
Seven members of staff took part in the event, spending a night on the streets of New York with their guests, equipped only with a sleeping bag and a cardboard box. In total, the BMS team raised over $140,000, contributing to the overall funds raised of more than $470,000.
• Andrew Bustillo, Chief Executive Officer
• Kristine Westall, Chief Operations Officer
• Dawnmarie Black, Senior Vice President
• Romulo Braga, Senior Vice President
• Jack Hickey, Senior Vice President
• Gavin Brennan, Assistant Vice President
• Mike O’Connell, Intern
“The efforts made by the BMS team, including our guests from other companies, towards raising sponsorship and awareness around the (re)insurance industry’s first Sleep Out, is testament to this industry’s commitment towards making a positive impact on surrounding communities. The funds raised from this event will make an immediate difference to the lives of homeless young people supported by Covenant House, providing food, clothing, shelter, counselling and job training to those who need it most. As Board Chair of Covenant House I’d like to reiterate our thanks to all those that took part, as well as the co-workers, clients and families that gave their time and sponsorship to the event.”
– Andrew Bustillo
So far this year, over 56,000 children have been helped by Covenant House. BMS are looking forward to taking part in the event again next year, with the hope of supporting Covenant House’s continued provision of essential services to young homeless people.
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