People’s Trust and Rapid Response Team get the new school year off to a great start
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (26-August-2015) – As another new school year gets underway, a number of families are better positioned to help their children make the most of their learning opportunities thanks to new computers, printers and college scholarships.
People’s Trust and its affiliate, the Rapid Response Team recently sponsored an essay contest that resulted in 44 families with children between the ages of 9-22 receiving laptop computers and printers, and another 15 families with college-bound students receiving $1,000 scholarships.
To qualify for a laptop/printer, children had to submit an essay detailing why they needed the equipment. For the college scholarships, students wrote a biographical essay that outlined their goals, aspirations and future plans.
“Having read a number of well-written essays, I’m more encouraged than ever about the future of our country based on the goals, aspirations and abilities of these students,” said George Schaeffer, People’s Trust Chairman and CEO who personally read each submission. “Our employees are doing a marvelous job shaping this next generation and should be very proud of their children.”
Schaeffer understands the challenges families face with the rising costs of college and the rapid acceleration of technology.
“A college education is a tremendous investment, but it’s getting continuously more difficult to afford. We’re thrilled that this program can help offset some of those costs for a number of our employees,” Schaeffer added. “At the same time, it’s also difficult to keep up with the latest technology, so we’re pleased these laptops will be able to help out so many families by giving their students the freedom to study in whatever setting works best for them,” said Schaeffer.
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About People’s Trust Insurance
Founded in 2008, People's Trust Insurance has emerged as one of Florida's top 10 home insurance companies, providing homeowners with affordable rates and benefits not available anywhere else. Honored with the 2013 Enterprise Florida Governor's Innovators in Business Award, People's Trust provides a “Better Way” for more than 140,000 Floridians to insure their homes. With more than 600 employees in our family of companies and an affiliation with Florida’s largest insurance restoration general contractor, People’s Trust is Florida’s best-prepared home insurance company and a full partner in our policyholders’ recovery after loss.
About Rapid Response Team
Rapid Response Team is the largest insurance restoration General Contractor in Florida. A proud affiliate of People’s Trust Insurance, the Rapid Response Team provides 24/7 emergency water mitigation, high-quality restoration services and managed repair coordination exclusively for People’s Trust policyholders. With a staff of more than 300 full-time employees, they operate more than 135,000 square feet of warehouse storage at 10 Response Centers, maintain a fleet of more than 150 service trucks and vehicles, and store millions of dollars’ worth of restoration supplies and equipment.