Dallas, TX - Dallas-based Associa, the nation’s largest community association management firm, helps families nationwide get back on their feet after a disaster through its non-profit organization Associa Cares. So when one of its own employees found her apartment flooded, the company surprised her with a check for $1500.
“If it weren't for Associa Cares, I would be struggling to make up the money I've had to spend on my move,” says Diane Hampson. “It gave me the ability to make up for some of the losses I incurred.”
Hampson was recently presented with the check after her top floor apartment unit in East Dallas was flooded following heavy rains in late June. She was allowed to break her lease since the complex had not adequately maintained the roof but they offered her no compensation for the damage to her personal items including her mattress which turned into a waterlogged, muddy mess and was not covered by her renters insurance.
“The day before I was to purchase a new mattress on a '90 days same as cash' program I opened the envelope and saw the amount they'd given me, I shouted 'There's my 90 days same as cash,'” recalls Hampson. “In short, what Associa Cares did was make a horrific situation bearable. I am extremely grateful for the quick action they took and cannot thank them enough!”
Hampson works at Associa’s Client Shared Service Center in Richardson and has been with the company for 11 years. She says, “It’s one thing to say 'One Team, One Family.’ The generosity of Associa Cares is one of many ways this company shows that this is not just a slogan - it's part of the company's core.”
Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations raised at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by these types of tragedies. If you know of a family who has been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster, go directly to www.associacares.com to submit a request.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.
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