Laramar Group Donates One Year of Rental Housing to Family that Fled Ukraine
During a company-wide initiative to support giving back to the community, The Laramar Group has donated a 12-month apartment lease in Denver to a Ukrainian couple that recently fled the war.
The Ukrainian couple, who has family in the Denver area, recently left the war zone and traveled with thousands of other refugees to reach the Polish border before moving on to Denver. Their story was brought to the attention of Laramar’s management team, who arranged for the lease in a high-rise complex in downtown Denver. The apartment community is within walking distance of many of the city’s shopping, dining, and educational establishments. For security reasons, the name of the property was not disclosed.
“As we continue to see the devastation from the war in Ukraine and the upheaval faced by many families, we wanted to do our part to support those in need as they try to settle into the United States,” said Jeanne Schwab, COO of The Laramar Group. “By providing comfortable housing in a welcoming community, we can help give the refugees a fresh start and a chance to recuperate from the upheaval of leaving their homeland.”
The apartment rental donation was done in conjunction with The Laramar Group’s recent volunteer program that encourages coworkers to spend time helping charitable organizations. The company has offices in Denver and Chicago and operates multifamily communities in more than 20 markets throughout the country. Laramar provided paid leave for coworkers to participate in volunteer efforts, resulting in 63 people donating 243 hours of work to eight organizations in four states over a one-month period in the second quarter of 2022.
The volunteer month event is now planned as an annual effort. The organizations served include: YMCA International Services – Food Bank (TX), White Harvest Farms (FL), Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, I have a dream foundation (CO), Food Bank of the Rockies (CO), Feed My Starving Children (IL), City of Longmont through Mile High United Way (C0), Beach Clean Up (FL).