Building a Stronger Relationship Through Service with Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County

By Tim Lieb
November 09, 2018
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On a foggy October morning, teams from Master Builders Association (MBA), Capital Benefit Services (CBS), and Regence BlueShield joined Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County at one of their Sammamish build sites. Our assignment? Help our neighbors realize their dream of home ownership by rolling up our sleeves, grabbing our toolbelts and putting in the work to help our neighbors build their houses.

What started as a brief conversation at an event four years ago has turned into a meaningful tradition between four business partners. It’s a partnership rooted in our deeply held belief in our collective mission to build community. The work Habitat for Humanity does goes beyond just building houses, and we admire their dedication to create these opportunities to help those lower income families in our community achieve the American dream of home ownership and financial stability. And with the more than 30-year partnership among Regence, CBS and the MBA, we’re continuing our work to build better health benefits for those who, like Habitat for Humanity, spend their day building and renovating the homes in which we all live.

This shared commitment to building community is why I chose to expand my personal service by joining the board of Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County.

Here at Regence, we take great pride in our commitment to community. In the last year alone, we invested $3.6M and 1,798 hours into communities and nonprofits right here in Washington. And we feel fortunate to have such strong, long-standing partnerships with business and community partners like CBS, the MBA and Habitat. As Brady Cass, vice president of Regence BlueShield says, “our company is only as healthy as the health of the communities we serve.”  And we are grateful to work alongside organizations that feel the same way.

How will you make an impact in our community?