New York, NY – Risk professionals from around the world will participate in the 14th annual RIMS Community Service Project, an initiative that provides RISKWORLD™ attendees with the opportunity to give back to the local community. Sponsored by ESIS (a Chubb business unit), this year’s project invites attendees to assemble hygiene kits and snack packs for homeless families in San Francisco via the Hamilton Families charity organization.
Hamilton Families is a non-profit organization that has worked to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years. Each year, more than 800 families rely on Hamilton Families for shelter, temporary, and permanent housing. Due to the organization’s tireless efforts, over 200 families receive permanent homes each year.
RISKWORLD attendees can participate on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12 on-site at the Moscone Center. A designated Hamilton Families station will be setup outside of the entrance to the RIMS Marketplace. Those who would like to donate financially, can do so here: https://givebutter.com/risk-world-2022
“Hamilton Families is proud to provide opportunities to families in our community who are struggling to survive and who do not have a place to call their home,” said Kyriell Noon, Chief Executive Officer at Hamilton Families. “We are so grateful to RIMS and the risk management community that is coming to San Francisco for RISKWORLD for taking time out of their conference to recognize this dire problem and show support for our mission of ending family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
“RISKWORLD attendees lean heavily on our host city’s dining, hospitality and even transportation amenities and it is important that RIMS support the community that plays such an important role in shaping our attendees’ conference experience,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “On behalf of risk professionals far-and-wide, I want to thank Hamilton Families for this opportunity to support such a noble cause and commend them for the wonderful work they do helping those in need.”
In 2007, RIMS was one of the first entities to host a large convention in post-Katrina New Orleans. RIMS first Community Service Day was initiated during that conference to support local families and rebuild infrastructure devastated by the natural disaster.
Those interested in getting more involved after RISKWORLD, Hamilton Families has many opportunities including: in-person teaching or tutoring, providing virtual e-mentoring, creating diaper bag and school supply kits, knitting children’s clothes, purchasing items from the Hamilton Families’ online store and more. Visit www.hamiltonfamilies.org/volunteer for more information.