GEICO Partners with USO

By on April 4, 2011 at 9:51 AM

Posted in: Odds & Ends

It’s no secret that GEICO loves the military. We’re proud to support the men and women of our armed forces and that’s why GEICO recently made the commitment to donate $300,000 to be shared over the next three years by the Hampton Roads & Central Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the United Service Organizations.

GEICO’s funding will help support the USO’s Wellness for Warriors program to develop airport and base reception centers for military personnel and their families.    

GEICO regional vice president, Joe Thomas, presented the checks to each chapter; here are some pictures from the events.

Even Miss America joined the Gecko and Joe Thomas at the USO. Miss America (Teresa Scanlon from Nebraska) chose to support the USO as her primary platform.

Pictured above you’ll see, Robb Teer, chairman, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority; Joe Thomas, regional vice president for GEICO’s; Connie Inggs, USO of North Carolina RDU Center Director; and John Falkenbury, president and COO of the USO of North Carolina. Everyone was all smiles as they accepted the check at the newly renovated Wellness for Warriors reception center in Raleigh.