Westwood Renews HomeAid Sponsorship in Commitment to Ending Homelessness


Westwood Insurance Agency has renewed its commitment to HomeAid and the fight to end homelessness. Since 2019, Westwood has annually sponsored the organization and will once again contribute to HomeAid’s efforts as a silver-level sponsor in 2022.

As a leading national nonprofit provider, HomeAid’s primary objective is to serve people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Founded in 1989, the organization develops, builds, and preserves various housing, including emergency, interim, transitional, permanent supportive, and affordable housing, through its 19 affiliates in 13 states. HomeAid also partners with hundreds of nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide housing and support services.

These efforts have helped many people build new lives through construction, community engagement, and education. HomeAid fights homelessness through the power of collaboration with local and national builders, trades, suppliers, and community partners to maximize resources and expertise for nonprofit service providers to create safe and dignified housing and programmatic facilities for those without a home.

President of Westwood Alan Umaly, who also sits on HomeAid’s Board of Directors, has spoken about the importance of HomeAid’s cause and how it connects with Westwood’s own mission. “As an insurance agency dedicated to helping people protect what matters most, we know how important a home is.”

To date, HomeAid has provided housing and resources to over 520,000 people who were previously without a home. HomeAid has completed 1,043 housing and outreach projects with a value of more than $315 million and has added over 12,600 beds to serve those at risk or currently experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit www.homeaid.org.

Westwood’s donation and commitment to HomeAid provide tangible resources that allow the nonprofit to provide housing, life-changing programs, and the physical and emotional support needed to help people get back on their feet. “I could not be more grateful for the support and leadership from Westwood Insurance Agency in HomeAid’s mission,” said HomeAid CEO Scott Larson. “It is only through the engagement and collaboration from our partners that we can achieve HomeAid’s vision of building a future without homelessness.”

Umaly’s enthusiasm for HomeAid and its accomplishments filters across Westwood. In addition to the annual corporate $25,000 contribution, employees have made individual donations to supply personal hygiene kits and household supplies. In 2022, every bit of help is appreciated, as the pandemic and its aftermath have caused homelessness to become more widespread. Umaly reflected, “We’re proud and honored to support HomeAid and make a difference in the lives of so many.”

Check out the press release on PR Newswire here.