CHANTILLY INSURER BRIGHTENS HOLIDAYS FOR HOMELESS SHELTER
Chantilly, VA (Grassroots NewsWire) January
12, 2009 - Bankers Life and Casualty Company's Chantilly,
Virginia branch sales office brightened the holidays for residents
of the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter by delivering two
carloads of presents just in time for Christmas.
Scott Parks, Branch Sales Manager of
Bankers' Chantilly office and his 60 sales agents and employees
joined together to make the gift giving possible. He credits his
office administrators, Lindy Funk-McNickel, Lisa Caviness, and
Veronica Pinedo with the idea, which resulted in the donation of
new toys, clothes, food, paper products, gift cards and other
items, to the shelter.
"We were pleased to be able to help
out," said Parks. "It was a powerful experience to share what we
have with families in need. It made us realize just how fortunate
The shelter, located in Leesburg,
Virginia, houses up to 24 residents, many of them children. Helen
Richardson, Shelter Director was grateful for the gifts. "Their
generosity made it possible for our residents and their children to
have presents to open on Christmas morning, something that many of
us take for granted."
Parks' Chantilly office also donated
turkey dinners, with all the trimmings, for the shelter's residents
on New Year's Eve. They're planning to return to the shelter in a
few months, this time to donate their time for a spring
About Bankers Life and Casualty Company
Established in 1879 in Chicago,
Bankers Life and Casualty Company focuses on the insurance needs of
the retirement market. The nationwide company, a subsidiary of CNO
Financial Group, Inc., offers a broad portfolio of life and health
insurance retirement products designed especially for seniors.
Visit us online at www.bankers.com.
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