United Rentals Inc. recently announced its employees have provided more than 48,000 hours to community service this year, exceeding its goal of 25,000 hours with over one month remaining in the year. To honor its 25th anniversary, United Rentals set a goal of 25,000 hours dedicated to making a positive difference in the communities in which it operates. The company is on pace to hit more than 50,000 hours which would equate to more than 5 years of service.
The company designated November as the Month of Impact to challenge itself to make a positive difference for its teams, communities and customers. Employees have been investing in their communities through active engagement and volunteerism. The initiative is focused on driving positive community impact and helping employees grow individually and as teams.
A few of the hundreds of examples of what United Rentals employee impact hours have supported include:
- In Saskatchewan, Canada, donating ten 70 liter bags of clothing and toys for abandoned children.
- In Murfreesboro, Tenn., pressure washing, window washing and weed pulling for Fisher House.
- In Houston, Texas, serving breakfast to the U.S. veterans at Camp Hope.
- In Hooksett, N.H., raising small mammals and releasing them back to the wild.
- A company-wide virtual discussion, on embedding empathy into leadership strategy.
- In Tempe, Ariz., partnering with Rosendin Electric to benefit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer nonprofit.
“In celebrating our 25th anniversary, we thought it was a great opportunity to Work United™ and find ways to make an impact with our employees, communities and customers,” said Craig Pintoff, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, United Rentals. “We are proud of how our employees have generously donated their time to support our purpose to build a better future together.”