ThanksUSA provides need-based college, technical and vocational school scholarships and pathways to meaningful employment for children and spouses of U.S. military personnel. Heartly House is the only organization in Frederick, MD that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, victim advocate services and legal representation, medical advocacy, abuse intervention groups, community outreach and professional education.
Legal & General America employees, with help from the community, raised approximately $482,000, exceeding the $380,000 goal. Employees were able to pledge to the charity of their choice, while in-house fundraising events benefited the featured charities. Legal & General America matched the amount raised, so in total $964,000 was donated to hundreds of different charities. Over $68,000 in donations were split between ThanksUSA and Heartly House.
The compassion and generosity of Legal & General America's employees during the Charitable Giving Campaign reflect their profound gratitude for the service and sacrifice of America's military families.
Mark Trager, Director of Development at Heartly House, said “The employees of Legal and General America have made a significant contribution to the work of Heartly House through its recent charity drive. Their generosity is helping support the important work we do for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse throughout Frederick County. We are humbled and so appreciative of their support.”
Michele Stork, Executive Director at ThanksUSA, said “The compassion and generosity of Legal & General America's employees during the Charitable Giving Campaign reflect their profound gratitude for the service and sacrifice of America's military families. Their extraordinary contribution to ThanksUSA -- which will be multiplied during ThanksUSA's match challenges -- will have an enormous effect on the lives of dozens of children and spouses of our service members as they pursue future careers. Thank you for making such a huge difference in the lives of those who sacrifice so much for our nation.”