Combined Insurance announces grants for military-focused non-profits

Combined Insurance announces grants for military-focused non-profits | Insurance Business America

Combined Insurance announces grants for military-focused non-profits

Combined Insurance, a Chubb subsidiary, has announced charitable grants to two nonprofit organizations focused on supporting military service members, veterans, and their families.

The contributions are in keeping with Combined’s longstanding support of the military community. The grant recipients are:

  • Luke’s Wings, an organization that provides for emergency travel by the families of ill and injured service members, veterans and fallen officers during hospital recovery and rehabilitation
  • Fisher House Foundation, which builds homes at military and VA medical centers so that family members can stay nearby at no cost while a loved one is in the hospital

The grants are part of Operation Veteran Giveback, a nationwide Combined Insurance sales competition in which the two highest-performing zone teams select a military- or veteran-related grant recipient. The Northeast Zone team, which took first place, selected Luke’s Wings, while the second-place South Zone team selected the Fisher House Foundation.

“We appreciate Combined’s continued support of our efforts on behalf of military, veteran and police families during their most difficult times,” said Fletcher Gill, co-founder and CEO of Luke’s Wings. “It’s our mission to reunite heroes with family members, so they can receive critical emotional support during recovery and rehabilitation.”

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“By supporting Fisher House, Combined is helping military and veteran family members avoid tremendous out-of-pocket costs for lodging while a service member is in the hospital,” said Dave Coker, president of Fisher House Foundation. “We believe that a family’s love is good medicine, and our houses help bring loved ones together during critical months of treatment and recovery.”

Combined is also strongly committed to hiring military veterans. Since establishing its military recruiting program in 2010, the company has hired more than 5,500 veterans, military spouses, and their family members.

“This year’s Operation Veteran Giveback program is of special meaning to us at Combined as we celebrate our 100th anniversary this year and honor our company’s philanthropic traditions,” said Mat Matarrese, senior vice president, US agency at Combined. “Each year, our sales teams are proud to compete for the chance to give back to those who have made great sacrifices for the country.”