Humana Military Makes Contribution to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC)
Reserve Toys for Tots Program for Seventh Consecutive Year
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM):
|Who:||Humana Military Healthcare Services|
|Toys for Tots|
|What:||The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will receive toy donations and a check from Humana Military for their Toys for Tots Program|
Monday, December 19, 2011
|Where:||Humana Military South Regional Office - Lobby|
|8123 Data Point Drive|
|San Antonio, TX 78229|
|Why:||Helping to make children’s holidays a little brighter|
|Opportunities:||Larry Burchfield, Executive Director, Humana Military|
|SSgt. Ryan Miller, U.S. Marine Corps|
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that for the seventh consecutive year, its subsidiary, Humana Military Healthcare Services, has partnered with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in a toy drive in support of its annual Toys for Tots campaign. Toys and contributions collected from employees in Humana Military San Antonio Regional Office will be donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for distribution to children during the holiday season.
“It’s an honor to partner with the Marine Corps Reserve in the Toys for Tots program,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. “Donating to Toys for Tots has become a holiday tradition here at Humana Military, but we actually work on the program throughout the year. It’s heartwarming to know that the generosity of Humana Military associates will brighten the season for less fortunate children and families in our communities,” he concluded.
This year, Humana Military’s San Antonio associates have donated hundreds of toys and raised more than $21,000 in support of Toys for Tots.
About Humana Military
Humana Military, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, Humana Military was awarded the contract to provide health-benefits support and services to approximately three million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region. For more information about Humana Military, please visit www.humana-military.com.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
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About Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots began in 1947 when Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The idea came from Bill's wife, Diane. In the fall of 1947, Diane handcrafted a Raggedy Ann doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one. He did. The 1947 pilot project was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity and donations are tax deductible.
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.