Birmingham, AL, July 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- For Alabama companies looking for new ways to improve the health of their employees and support their community, Community Health Charities of the Southeast is the answer.
Free programs now available to Alabama employers include Health Matters at Work®, which provides 24/7 access to podcasts, webinars and other information from the nation’s most trusted health charities. The Volunteer Matters 365TM program offers companies a free, customized Volunteer Search Tool that allows employees to find volunteer opportunities by zip code. Community Health Charities of the Southeast also gives employees the ability to direct donations to the health charities of their choice through payroll deduction.
“With one of every four Alabama employees personally affected by health issues, the connections we offer are more valuable than ever before,” said Brenda Horne, CEO of Community Health Charities of the Southeast. “Our Regional Director, Erskine Hawkins, is ready to help Alabama companies enhance their health and wellness efforts.”
A native of Birmingham, Mr. Hawkins was recently appointed as Regional Director for Community Health Charities of the Southeast and has many years of experience in both the business and nonprofit world. He was a General Manager for Thiokol Chemical Corporation for 10 years and Regional Manager and Vice President for Wackenhut Corporation for two years. He was also Founder and President of Southeastern Training Corporation, which operated projects for the Federal Departments of Defense and Labor. He has served on the faculty and as a Dean at Hampton University for six years, and as Practicum Supervisor for the Counselor Education University Summer Education Program at Hofstra University for two years.
His vast Board experience includes the Georgia Black United Fund (where he also served as Executive Director), National Black United Fund, Our Giving Community, Fulton County Advisory Board, Metro Atlanta Respite & Developmental Services and Clayton County Health Alliance.
“Whether your employees want to donate to health causes that are important to them, find support groups and services, volunteer their time or just become more educated about their health, Community Health Charities of the Southeast is here to help,” said Mr. Hawkins. “I encourage all Alabama companies – large or small – to take advantage of this opportunity to connect with our state’s best health charities.”
For more information about Community Health Charities of the Southeast, including a complete list of participating charities, please visit www.healthcharities.org/southeast.
The mission of Community Health Charities of the Southeast is to unite caring donors in the workplace with the most trusted health charities in Alabama and the nation.
Community Health Charities of the Southeast is incorporated in Georgia under the name Community Health Charities of Georgia.