DENVER, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its philanthropic arm, Aimco Cares, Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) is continuing a 50-day campaign of service to honor veterans and support military families across the country. More than 60 Valuing our Veterans activities are taking place in local communities where Aimco team members are lending their time and sweat equity to serve nonprofits focused on veterans' causes.
This week and throughout the month of November, Aimco team members are engaging in community service projects including painting and home repairs for a disabled veteran in Denver, CO; doing outside maintenance at transitional veterans housing offered through the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation in Indianapolis, IN; helping with set-up and hosting of the memorial Veterans Day ceremony in Greenville, SC; preparing and delivering care packages for residents at the Colorado Veterans Home at Fitzsimons in Aurora, CO; assisting with the coordination of a Veterans Day event at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, CA; preparing care packages for Operation Support our Troops in Chicago, IL; and marching in the Veterans Day parade in New York City, NY.
"At Aimco we are proud to support patriotic and veterans' causes," said Aimco Chairman and CEO Terry Considine. "This year we have extended our volunteer effort to 50 days of serving those who have served our great country. We honor the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and that of their families so that we may enjoy the freedoms that enrich our lives every day."
Through its Aimco Cares program, each Aimco team member is given 15 hours of paid time annually to apply toward a volunteer activity of their choosing. In addition, Aimco Cares has donated nearly $1.7 million to two national nonprofit military support organizations. With proceeds from its annual charity golf classic, Aimco Cares has contributed more than $1 million to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) over the last nine years and $620,000 to Project Sanctuary over the last five years. TAPS provides a comprehensive program of peer support and crisis intervention for military families who are grieving the loss of a loved one in the line of duty. Project Sanctuary helps military personnel reunite with their families after duty overseas and fully transition back to civilian life.
Aimco is a real estate investment trust that is focused on the ownership and management of quality apartment communities located in the largest markets in the United States. Aimco is one of the largest owners and operators of apartments with 193 communities in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Aimco common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AIV and are included in the S&P 500. For more information about Aimco, please visit our website at www.aimco.com.