SDL + GHS, an Insurance Agency, is committed to standing with the Black community and helping to create change around social justice. On June 19th, SDL + GHS will be closed to allow our staff to take part in local events honoring the historic significance of Juneteenth and honor it in their own way.
At SDL + GHS, we will be including Juneteenth as a permanent paid company day off for our staff and we hope other private and public companies join us. And we encourage you to join us in calling on our elected officials to make Juneteenth a federally recognized holiday.
Also, our agency is announcing new programs to support Black Lives Matter, Social Justice Reform, diversity, and to further equality in communities of color.
We will be donating to the following organizations and encouraging our team, family, and friends to donate or donate time to them too:
• NAACP Legal Defense Fund
New York State
• Black Lives Matter Greater NY
• In Our Own Voices
Columbia County, NY
• Operation Unite
• Perfect Ten
• Columbia County Sanctuary Movement
Employee Volunteer Engagement: We will be offering 3 paid days off a year for staff to participate in local nonprofit volunteer programming and encouraging them to share their experiences with our team.
Diversity Training: We are committed to provide diversity education to our agency and our executive team and to support programs to encourage more minority representation in the insurance and financial fields.
This is just the first of many steps we will take, and commit to, as an organization. We look forward to listening to our community, our team, our family, and friends. SDL + GHS is committed to lasting change, equality, and standing as an ally. Above all – we will listen and learn.
Click here to learn the history behind the holiday: Juneteenth