Aid to Puerto Rico: It was imperative for me to go back

by Nelson Rodriguez, merchandising analyst, for the Puerto Rico blog series Being from Puerto Rico, I still have relatives who reside on the island—many of whom I was unable to reach when hurricanes Irma then Maria initially occurred. Even once I learned they were safe, I was still very worried. That is why it was […]

Aid to Puerto Rico: Blessed to be a blessing

by Courtney Teague-Carter, data assets specialist, for the Puerto Rico blog series The moment I learned of HRG’s plans to travel to Puerto Rico and help rebuild following the hurricanes, it took only a second to decide I wanted to take part in this incredible opportunity. I had promised myself that in 2018 I would […]

Aid to Puerto Rico: Give wholly of yourself

by Brian Ellison, software development lead, for the Puerto Rico blog series As I get older, it has become more and more important to me to pursue activities that help make the world a better place — which spurred my decision to travel to Puerto Rico. Once we began working, and I could see just how […]

Aid to Puerto Rico: A chance to be helpful

by Jose Vargas, data assets specialist, for the Puerto Rico blog series I decided to travel to Puerto Rico because it felt like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I’ve never had the chance to be helpful on this large of a scale, and it was important to me to partake in it. While there were a few […]

Aid to Puerto Rico: We made for a great, collaborative team

by Mary Hart, project manager/senior data assets specialist, for the Puerto Rico blog series I traveled to Puerto Rico, alongside my husband Greg, because it fit well with what we enjoy doing—which is traveling and experiencing other cultures. With this trip, we not only got to do that, but we also were afforded the chance […]

Aid for Puerto Rico blog series

We kick off a new blog series today that provides a glimpse into our team’s trip to Guayanilla, Puerto Rico in January of 2018 to help with hurricane relief efforts. There will be a post from each HRG associate that went to Guayanilla, offering an overview of their time there and what they learned from […]

Random Acts of Kindness: The haircut man

By Donna Boulieu, senior product & pricing analyst, for our Random Acts of Kindness blog series My husband, Bruce (HRG’s art director), and I joined in HRG’s Random Acts of Kindness (RAOK) Challenge again in 2016 after having fun and getting a lot of good vibes from our experiences the previous year. We hadn’t quite decided how […]

Random acts of kindness: They gave me a gift as well

By Shawn Theesfeld, application development manager, for our Random Acts of Kindness blog series 2016 was the second year HRG has given money to its employees as part of a Random Acts of Kindness Challenge. The money is to be spent in a manner that gives holiday cheer to others. It doesn’t have to be grandiose or […]

Random Acts of Kindness: I see YOU …

by Julie Bonnell, director of operations, for our Random Acts of Kindness blog series In what is quickly becoming a cherished HRG tradition, a number of us headed out into our community late last year with a pocket full of small bills to engage in our Random Acts of Kindness Challenge. I decided I wanted […]

Random Acts of Kindness: Grateful for the opportunity

by Kathy Hagen, data assets specialist, or our Random Acts of Kindness blog series We have an internal newsletter and in every issue an associate is interviewed. One of the questions is, “If you could have a super power, what would it be?” My answer was “invisibility” because then I could help people without them […]