Giving Back By Looking Within
Building a Home For One Of Our Own
We have a passion for helping hard-working people deal with life's
uncertainties. That's our mission statement. And to truly carry out
that mission, we need to turn our attention to the people who work
hard for our customers, too. When we learned that our Intake
Specialist Demetrice Sneed had been working with Habitat for Humanity
of Rutherford County to finance and build a home, we knew our mission
and hers were in alignment.
Demetrice dreamed of having a safe place for her son to study and play
while working hard to provide for them both. Once she secured a steady
job with Acceptance Insurance she was able to start the Habitat for
Humanity process, which requires participants to contribute over 350
hours of labor and learning to earn the low-interest mortgage on her
"Demetrice exemplifies the kind of qualities we look for in our
employees and the values that this company strives toward every day:
integrity, hard work, passion and selflessness," said Douglas Jensen,
Senior Vice President, Chief Claims Officer of Acceptance Insurance.
"We made a promise to serve this community, and I can't think of a
better way to help fulfill that promise than to help one of our own
make her dream come true."
Demetrice could not be happier to have the help of her team members
and her company in building her future home.
"This will be the first home I've purchased, so it's been an
educational process for me. As soon as I learned that Acceptance
Insurance played a part in supporting me, all I could do was add it to
the list of things I had to praise God for," said Demetrice. "I've
never worked for a company that was willing to support their employees
off the clock, especially like this. My family and I are very
grateful, and I am proud to say that I work for such a supportive,
Acceptance Insurance has so far held two team-building days on Oct. 23
and Oct. 30, where employees helped with the build.
This is just the beginning of our reinvigorated investment in the
communities we serve. Our other recent initiatives include donating
$25,000 to Metro Nashville Public Schools to enable distance learning
for all and adding $25,000 to the award fund for the
Heisman High School Scholarship,
of which we are the presenting sponsor. Learn more at