NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Volunteers, a division of Sterling—a leading provider of background and identity services—is proud to join forces with valued partners United Way and Points of Light to provide free basic background checks for their respective community volunteer networks.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, people remain committed to helping others and serving their communities through volunteering. Now through August 31, 2020, Sterling Volunteers is offering free basic background checks to Points of Light affiliates and United Ways to support U.S. COVID-19 responders and volunteers nationwide.
"At Sterling Volunteers, we are so inspired by the volunteer organizations stepping up to assist those in need during these challenging times," said Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Sterling Volunteers. "Offering free background screening to the United Way and Points of Light networks is an important way we can support COVID-19 responders and maintain a foundation of trust and safety for volunteers, essential responders and vulnerable citizens receiving support."
"United Way volunteers serve over 61 million people around the world every year. With needs accelerating in communities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer force is more critical than ever," said Suzanne McCormick, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide. "We are grateful to Sterling Volunteers for helping us provide a safe and secure environment for our volunteers, staff and clients." FULL RELEASE