USHEALTH Group’s President and CEO Troy McQuagge is leading the company’s role in assisting people within the community after initiating the Helping Other People Everyday (HOPE) program.
The program was started in 2010 and has become a road-map for the company’s outreach initiatives. Helping 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).
Projects Brings Help When Most-Needed for Shelter
The mission of HOPE is to be more involved in a community. One of the first projects HOPE took on was Hurricane Katrina. More than $100 billion in damage was caused by Katrina, which is considered one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in the United States. As recovery efforts began, McQuagge made an executive decision to partner with the Phoenix of New Orleans to take on the process of rebuilding homes.
They mainly focused on areas of the community that were the most devastated by the storm. Upon completion of the project, several houses were created to provide safer residences within the city limits of New Orleans.
Last year, USHEALTH Advisors participated in a HOPE project to support the “Homes for Warriors Program”. This was a private partnership that helped finish new homes for wounded veterans within Palm Bay, Florida. The project included 15 USHEALTH Advisors staff members, after an initiative for HOPE was requested by McQuagge. The project provided enormous support to veterans who needed assistance to regain their independence and freedom to live on their own.
Transforming Lives is the Right Decision and the Only Decision
The opportunity for HOPE to change and transform lives has been a decision that McQuagge sees as a duty for USHEALTH. His direction for HOPE is to provide opportunities to the agents and leaders so that each action can make a difference. McQuagge wants the program to remind people why they get up every day. Remind them to serve by honoring their commitment to stay focused on helping people. Troy McQuagge says: “Every company has a soul…that lies at the very core of who the company and its people really are. Our people have made it their mission to help and serve others whenever and wherever they can.”
Donations Support worthy Cause for Children and New-Born Needs
In 2012, USHEALTH Advisors provided a charitable donation to HOPE for $25,000 to help HOPEKids of Arizona during a leadership conference held in Phoenix. HOPEKids Arizona is a nonprofit organization that provides support for 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 have contributed essential items such as shoes, clothing and baby formulas, to The Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery is a non-profit that supports parents due to hardships involving early child births. The donations by USHEALTH Advisors have reached thousands of dollars since 2011.
Nobel Service is the Belief System and Premise for HOPE
Troy McQuagge believes that helping people is the objective. But, he knows that the money is the conduit in order to make the most impact within communities. HOPE is the pathway allowing resources for communities that USHEALTH Group has been with for 50 years. The culture within USHEALTH Group defines the outward actions by Troy’s leadership team. While USHEALTH Advisors epitomizes sacrifice and a commitment to HOPE. Each person helps the field source in any way possible to make a difference for HOPE projects.
Leadership Support Becomes Invaluable to Mission
For McQuagge, there isn’t any other way to operate a business as a leader. He believes the core of a person’s soul is service. Through HOPE, he’s providing 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 the network of opportunities for HOPE has been a vital part to its continued presence within the communities that need help the most.