Cleveland, OH – June 2015 – Selman & Company employees from the Cleveland, OH and Rockville, MD offices came together in Cleveland to embark on a large-scale volunteer initiative at two local veterans organizations. These veterans’ organizations included Volunteers of America’s Veterans Resource Center and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
Over 125 employees engaged in a variety of activities including painting, landscaping, cleaning facilities, and transporting Veteran residents to various appointments. In addition to service activities with the veterans’ organizations, Selman & Company employees raised funds to replace old pillows, pillow cases, and bedspreads at the Veterans Resource Center.
“No veteran who has bravely served our country should ever be homeless, but many are,” says Dennis Kresak, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio President and CEO. “It’s important that those who sacrificed for our country know that they are not forgotten, and we appreciate Selman & Company’s generous support in giving back to our veteran heroes.”
Selman & Company is proud to support veteran organizations while giving back to the community. This day of service further emphasized the Selman & Company culture where helping others is vital to fostering employee interaction and teamwork.
About the Veterans Resource Center
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio’s Veterans Resource Center in Cleveland is a temporary home for 54 homeless veterans each night. The program offers a stable environment and helps homeless veterans move into independent housing through various programs and supportive services designed to meet their unique needs. The program works with veterans to help them meet their employment, education, housing, health care and clinical needs. The veterans are able to refocus and gain a sense of empowerment so they can leave homelessness behind for good. Since its conversion into a transitional housing program for homeless veterans, the facility has been called “home” by nearly 2,000 veterans in need – providing an alternative to veterans living on the streets.
About Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio
Volunteers of America is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps nearly 2 million people across the country – more than 20,000 in Greater Ohio alone.
Established locally in 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups including at-risk youth, veterans, the frail elderly, men returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Learn more about Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio at www.voago.org.
About the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is one of five facilities constituting the VA Healthcare System of Ohio. A full range of primary, secondary and tertiary care services are offered at the Cleveland VA Medical Center to an eligible Veteran population covering 24 counties in Northeast Ohio. Care is provided to more than 105,000 Veterans each year through an inpatient tertiary care facility (Wade Park), 13 Multi-Specialty Clinics, Vet Centers, and numerous community-based contract nursing homes. Learn more at www.cleveland.va.gov.
About Selman & Company
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Selman & Company has marketed and administered life & health insurance products to members of associations and affinity groups, customers of financial institutions, and employees through their employers. Selman & Company is among the largest privately held firms in the nation with focus on the markets in which it serves. On June 3, 2015, Selman & Company will celebrate 35 years of delivering extraordinary service as the finest provider of insurance administrative services. Visit us at www.SelmanCo.com.