LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- November and December mark a time of year when family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays; however, many brave members of the U.S. military heading overseas will not be able to spend the cherished time with their families. Across the country today, Farmers Insurance offices and employees are hosting employee events honoring their local veterans.
As a recognized Military Friendly employer through G.I. Jobs rankings, Farmers is committed to continuing to honor the nation's veterans, along with reserve and active duty military members, with a series of events in partnership with local organizations including some branches of the United Service Organization (USO) to show support for their sacrifice and service. This includes the kickoff of the annual Farmers Holiday Card Campaign, a campaign which allows thousands of Farmers employees and agency owners across the country to write inspirational holiday cards, which will then be sent to wounded veterans at hospitals across the country and soldiers serving overseas. Additionally, on November 18, Farmers Insurance employees in Los Angeles will join with the Bob Hope USO at Los Angeles International Airport to serve hundreds of soldiers heading overseas with a holiday meal before they board their flight.
"Today and throughout November, Farmers Insurance wants to offer a heartfelt thank you to the dedicated and selfless military service members, past and present, who have served our country," said Roy Smith, President of Farmers exclusive agent distribution. "In an effort to continue to provide support, Farmers is also committed to hiring veterans and providing additional opportunities for current and former armed services members."
Farmers Insurance has a number of opportunities available throughout the U.S. for which veterans may be qualified. Additionally, the national insurer is actively recruiting professionals with military experience for opportunities as Agency Owners.
About Farmers Insurance
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 22,000 employees.
About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
SOURCE Farmers Insurance