Combined Insurance has donated $50,000 to two military and veteran-related charities, the company has announced. To date, Combined Insurance has given a quarter of a million dollars to charities that work with members of the military and their families.
The company donated $30,000 to Luke’s Wings, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that provides free travel to families of wounded soldiers and veterans so they can visit their loved ones during recovery and rehabilitation. The company additionally donated $20,000 to Heartland Alliance, a Chicago-based organization that provides housing assistance to at-risk and homeless veterans.
“We are honored to contribute to the mission of these two incredible organizations that dedicate their time to helping our nation’s veterans and their families,” said Bob Wiedower, vice president of sales development and military programs at Combined Insurance.
The donations were part of the company’s Operation Veteran GiveBack program, a nationwide sales competition in which the company’s sales zones competed to give to a charity of their choice. Combined Insurance’s East Zone took first place and selected Luke’s Wings. The Central Zone took second and selected Heartland Alliance.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Luke’s Wings has been a recipient of the donation, the company said.
“The support we receive from partners like Combined Insurance is invaluable for the work we do every day,” said Fletcher Gill, founder and CEO of Luke’s Wings. “We are grateful for the commitment they show to our nation’s veterans, that allows us to reunite thousands of families with their veteran loved ones.”
Combined Insurance was named the number-one military-friendly employer for 2019 by VIQTORY and G.I. Jobs magazine, marking the company’s eighth consecutive year in the top 10 and fifth consecutive year in the top five.