Good corporate citizens are an important part of any healthy community. The Volunteer Center has introduced the Companies with Heart honor to recognize companies for their exceptional volunteer efforts and other community support activities in Guilford County. We will recognize one company each month as a recipient of the Companies with Heart honor. See How to Apply on the right to learn how your company can be considered for this honor.
Enterprise Holdings is June’s Company with Heart because of their dedication to serving Guilford County. The company has integrated community service throughout their corporate culture; citing one of its Founding Values as “We strengthen our communities, one neighborhood at a time.” As a result, Enterprise and its employees have supported Guilford County with significant volunteer efforts and financial contributions.
Enterprise participates in community projects throughout the year, but we would like to highlight a few special projects that were completed in the past year. Enterprise has supported The Triad Stand Down, sponsored by the Servant Center; a Habitat for Humanity build; and Lend A Hand-Live the Dream, sponsored by the Volunteer Center. Enterprise employees completed 280 hours of volunteer service in these three projects alone.
The Triad Stand Down is an annual event that provides homeless veterans with services, resources, and goods needed to improve their current and future quality of life. During the Triad Stand Down, 15 Enterprise employees volunteered for 120 hours to help the Servant Center to prepare for the event at the National Guard Armory.
Enterprise partnered with other businesses and Habitat for Humanity to build a private home for a family in Greensboro. Fifteen Enterprise employees volunteered for 120 hours to complete the home.
Eight Enterprise employees volunteered for 40 hours to assemble care packages for US troops and blankets for the homeless at the 2011 Lend A Hand – Live the Dream, MLK Day of Service.
Through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, employees apply for grants to be distributed to nonprofit organizations in their communities. The local recipients of the most recent grant proceeds include:
- Forsyth County Humane Society and SPCA
- Horse Education and Rescue Organization
- Hospice at Greensboro
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem
- Triad Stage
- Volunteer Center of Greensboro
- War Memorial Foundation
Enterprise has proven through their volunteer service and financial contributions that they are committed to serving Guilford County as a responsible corporate citizen.
About Enterprise Holdings
Founded in 1957, Enterprise Holdings is the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the car rental industry, operating Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental, as well as its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand. Its worldwide network includes more than 7,700 neighborhood and airport locations, with 6,000 offices located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population. The Alamo, Enterprise and National brands collectively lead the car rental industry with more than one-third of all airport business in the United States and Canada. Further, Enterprise has ranked “Highest in Rental Car Customer Satisfaction” among North American airport rentals for the last seven years in a row, according to the 2004-2010 J.D. Power and Associates Rental Car Satisfaction Studies.
With annual revenues of $12.6 billion and more than 68,000 employees, Enterprise Holdings owns and operates, through its regional subsidiaries, more than 1 million cars and trucks, making it the largest car rental company in the world measured by revenue, employees and fleet. Enterprise Holdings offers business and retail customers a total transportation solution, which includes hourly rental, car leasing, WeCar car sharing and Enterprise Rideshare vanpooling programs, as well as the Enterprise Car Sales and Enterprise Commercial Trucks business lines. For more information about Enterprise Holdings’ environmental stewardship and long-term commitment to the sustainability of its business, visit www.DrivingFutures.com.