GLENVIEW, Ill., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly a dozen staff members from Combined Insurance, a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health, and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, visited the Hines Fisher House in Hines, IL last week to volunteer their time. The team performed gardening duties and planted new flowers to help beautify the grounds, which serve as a 'home away from home' for family members, caregivers or loved ones of patients who are receiving medical care at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital.
"Supporting the military community and its veterans is a passion of Combined Insurance," says Melanie Lundberg, Assistant Vice President, Talent Management and Corporate Communications at Combined Insurance. "As the number one Military Friendly Employer in the country,* we seek out opportunities where we can actively contribute to organizations that are dedicated to helping our nation's military and their families. Thousands of military families benefit from the Fisher House every year, and we are proud to continue to support such a worthwhile organization."
Founded in 1990 by Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, The Fisher House Foundation provides temporary residence for the families and loved ones of wounded military and veterans who receive treatment at VA medical centers. There are currently 70 Fisher Houses across the country where these families can stay at no cost to them. The Hines Fisher House opened its doors on March 1, 2010, and over the past six years has provided accommodations for more than 5,300 guests.
"We are very fortunate that the community has embraced our home, and continually donates both money and time to help with its upkeep. But, in order to provide the level of service that we need to for our military families, it is important that organizations like Combined Insurance continue to step up and contribute, whether it's through volunteering their time, financial donations or in-kind support. We want the Fisher House to be a 'home away from home' for our residents, and having a beautiful landscape and garden is a big part of that," says Holly Wright, Manager, Hines Fisher House.
Combined Insurance gives back to many military and veteran-focused organizations. In addition to the Fisher House Foundation, Combined Insurance has provided support for the Jason McKie Foundation, Luke's Wings, Snowball Express, the USO, and the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation.
Named the number one Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine for the last two years, Combined Insurance has hired more than 2,500 military veterans and those with a military background since launching its veteran recruiting program in 2010. The supplemental insurance provider is committed to hiring 2,800 more military veterans by the end of 2017.
*As named by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.
About Combined Insurance
Combined Insurance Company of America (Chicago, IL) is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products and a Chubb company. With a tradition of more than 90 years of success, Combined Insurance is one of Ward's Top 50® Performing Life-Health Insurance Companies and was named the number one Military Friendly® Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2015 and 2016. Combined Insurance is committed to making the world of supplemental insurance easy to understand. For more information about Combined Insurance products, career opportunities or to contact a local sales agent, call 1-800-490-1322 or visit www.combinedinsurance.com.
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