WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance®, an organization founded by two World War I veterans in 1928, today volunteered in support of active duty military personnel and veterans at the Armed Services YMCA in San Diego. Farmers® executives, agents and district managers participated in the annual Neighborhood Food Exchange to provide local military families with necessary food and supplies. Farmers also hosted a business attire distribution event as part of its Suits for Soldiers program, where more than 300 suits were distributed to local veterans to support their transition into civilian life.
Earlier this week, Farmers announced more than 70,000 pieces of business attire had been collected in 2016 and were ready to be distributed to military veterans across the country.
Farmers Insurance also presented a donation of $20,000 to help support the San Diego Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA).
"As one of the nation's recognized top military-friendly employers we understand giving back to our military men and women is important," said Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Insurance. "Working with the San Diego Armed Services YMCA, as part of our work with the Farmers Insurance Open's Champions for Youth Program, allows Farmers to do something special for military families, which make up such a large part of the local community."
Founded in 1920 as a national affiliate of the YMCA, the ASYMCA's mission is to enhance the lives of service members and their families in mind, body, and spirit. Through programs and services that are relevant to the unique challenges of military life, the ASYMCA strengthens the military community with year-round programs.
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