Lebanon –(Date) – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced partnerships with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity to provide employees across its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) markets with the opportunity to volunteer in community projects.
MetLife’s 5,000 employees in 26 EMEA countries were invited to participate in activities with one of the organizations during the region’s Community Service Week which started on 23 May. Employees volunteered at a Special Olympics event to play sport with young people with intellectual disabilities or support local Habitat for Humanity initiatives to build or renovate buildings in disadvantaged areas.
The initiative has been funded by MetLife Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MetLife. MetLife Foundation has a long tradition of supporting initiatives that engage MetLife volunteers in activities that improve quality of life and increase opportunities for the underserved.
Jean-Claude Noujaim, MetLife Lebanon General Manager, said: “We were delighted to be able to partner with Habitat for Humanity in Lebanon. MetLife, with its long legacy of excellence, is committed to ensuring a future in which it can continue helping people, families and communities around the world. The idea for Community Service Week came directly from our employees and demonstrates their commitment and desire to make a meaningful difference in the communities in which we work, and we are delighted with the great experience and engagement with Habitat for Humanity in Lebanon.”
In Lebanon, 21 MetLife volunteers participated in activities with Habitat for Humanity at various locations, including the Bekaa, Nabatiyeh and Burj Hammoud.
Mr. Dani Tayar, National Director, Habitat for Humanity in Lebanon added: “We are grateful for our partnership with MetLife and the impact the week of service on our community in Lebanon. With MetLife Foundation’s financial support and the engagement of MetLife Lebanon volunteers, we can further our mission, to help more families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.”