USHEALTH Group’s President and CEO, Troy McQuagge, is leading the company’srole in supporting the community through the Helping Other People Everyday (HOPE) program.
The program was started in 2010 and has become a roadmap for the company’s outreach initiatives. HOPE strives to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate by using the staff, managers and independent agents of USHEALTH Advisors (USHA), the wholly-owned distribution arm for USHEALTH Group, Inc.
Project Brings Help When Most-Needed for Shelter
The mission of HOPE is to be more involved within a community. One of the first projects HOPE took on was helping to rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. More than $100 billion in damage was caused by Katrina, considered to be one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in the U.S. As recovery efforts began, McQuagge made an executive decision to partner with the Phoenix of New Orleans (PNOLA) to take on the process of rebuilding homes.
Together, they mainly focused on areas of the community most devastated by the storm. Upon completion of the project, houses were rebuilt to provide safer residences within the city limits of New Orleans.
In 2011, USHEALTH Advisors participated in a HOPE project to support the “Homes for Warriors Program.” This was a private partnership which helped finish new homes for wounded veterans within Palm Bay, Florida. The project included 15 USHEALTH Advisors staff members after Troy requested a HOPE initiative. The project was one, of more than 80 service projects conducted by USHA agents. It provided enormous support to veterans who needed assistance to regain their independence and freedom to live on their own.
Donations Support Worthy Cause for Children and Newborn Needs
In 2012, USHEALTH Advisors provided a charitable donation in the amount of $25,000 to help HOPEKids of Arizona during a leadership conference. HOPEKids Arizona is a nonprofit organization providing support for families of children who are suffering from life-threatening medical conditions. The following year, USHEALTH Advisors donated an additional $45,000 to HOPEKids of North Texas after learning of the newest chapter.
Through HOPE, USHEALTH Advisors has contributed essential items such as shoes, clothing and baby formula to The Crisis Nursery, a nonprofit supporting parents with hardships involving early child births. The donations from USHEALTH Advisors have reached thousands of dollars since 2011.
Leadership Support Becomes Invaluable to Mission
The leadership team—along with involvement from USHEALTH Advisors—is what brings HOPE together to make the biggest impact within the community. Their continued passion for helping other people is apparent within the daily decisions taken to assist the company with continuing its mission.
HOPE provides the opportunity for USHEALTH Advisors to fulfill their desire to help their community. Troy McQuagge’s sentiments are supported by his entire leadership staff. Their role in helping to create a network of opportunities has been vital to its continued presence within the communities needing help the most. HOPE is a commitment to service and is now recognized throughout USHEALTH Group as being interconnected with the entire company.