OLATHE, Kan., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance®, one of the first 15 corporate sponsors of the Veterans Community Project, donated $10,000 on Tuesday, April 18 to help build one of the first residences within the nonprofit organization's planned 50-home "Veterans Village" neighborhood. Veterans looking for additional resources from Farmers® to aid in the transition to the civilian workforce can go to www.farmers.com/careers/veterans-resources/.
Veterans Village will be a specialized community of transitional tiny-homes specifically designated for homeless veterans. The village will also provide special services to assist veterans with treatment and help them transition back into society. Veterans will be able to rehabilitate in a safe place where they can receive the services they need to help them integrate back into the civilian world.
"Farmers has a proud tradition of working with veterans to assist their transition from active duty responsibilities to the civilian workforce," said Amy Putzer, property salvage manager for Farmers Insurance. "As one of the nation's largest insurer groups, Farmers helps insure homes, cars, and lives; meanwhile the military insures our way of life. Our contribution to the Veterans Community Project is another way Farmers can give back to members of the military who have given to our country."
Farmers Insurance was founded by two World War I veterans in 1928 and veterans continue to be a focal point for the company. Named a top 150 employer and one of the top 50 military spouse employers by MilitaryFriendly.com, Farmers has also collaborated with Team Rubicon, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting teams of veterans and first responders to aid in already robust catastrophe response efforts. In 2014, Farmers signed a statement of support with the Department of Defense office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), committing to seek ways to increase opportunities for guardsmen, reservists and veterans. Farmers also has an active veteran employee resource group, which helps provide important networking and career development opportunities for its employees.
Most recently, Farmers Insurance collected more than 70,000 pieces of business attire as part of its national Suits for Soldiers campaign in 2016 to help active duty military personnel who have served our country while they transition to the civilian workforce.
To learn more about the Veterans Community Project, visit http://veteranscommunityproject.org/.
"Farmers Insurance®" and "Farmers®" are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19 million individual policies nationally, through the efforts of more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange®, the largest of the three primary insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2016 Fortune 500 list.
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