COUNTRY Financial® Supports Local
Police Department with Education Funding Through Operation Helping
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[April 13, 2019]
COUNTRY Financial Representative Joe Ryan is pleased to announce
Lincoln Police Department as 2019 a recipient of a $750 COUNTRY
Financial Operation Helping Heroes Donation. Ryan presented the
donation to Lincoln DARE Officers recently to assist with education
programs for local students.
“Our local law enforcement officers go above and beyond, serving
others selflessly and providing an invaluable service to our
community,” said Ryan. “COUNTRY Financial recognizes the work of our
officers who put their lives on the line daily to protect our
community, but we are also eager to support community safety
education that is proactive in helping our students learn and make
connections directly with our officers.”
Three officers, along with Chief Paul Adams and Deputy Chief Matt
Vlahovich accepted the donation on behalf of the DARE program.
“This year, because of donations like this one from COUNTRY
Financial, our program has given so much back to the youth of our
community,” said Lincoln Police Department DARE Officer Christy
Fruge. “Along with being in each of the schools daily to help build
a relationship with our kids, we are able to take over 200 5th and
6th graders to a Peoria Chiefs baseball game and host a pizza party
with a DJ for close to 300 students.”
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Left to right – Deputy Chief Matt
Vlahovich, COUNTRY Financial Representative Joe Ryan, Officer Christy Fruge,
Chief Paul Adams, Officer Chad Eimer, and Cpl. Shawn Pettit.
COUNTRY Financial initiated Operation Helping Heroes in 2015 to support
non-profit events and programs that benefit active duty service members,
veterans and their families. More recently, Operation Helping Heroes expanded to
provide support for emergency first responders. In 2019, COUNTRY Financial and
its financial representatives have already provided more than $500,000 in
donations to first responders and service members.
About COUNTRY Financial®
COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout
the United States and offers a full range of financial products and services
from auto, home, business, farm and life insurance to retirement planning
services, investment management and annuities.
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