SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 26, 2018) – Over the past five years, San Antonio-based Allcat Claims Service has supported Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) through employment opportunities for wounded veterans and fundraising events. Through a mutual relationship at the regional WWP office, Allcat founders Bart Hutton, Mark Weekley, and John Weakly have grown Allcat’s support of WWP rapidly over the years.
“We stand for those who have stood for us,” said Bart Hutton, Allcat CEO. “Allcat chooses to focus our efforts on giving to an organization that has proven it can make a valuable difference in our community and far beyond – Wounded Warrior Project. Allcat is proud to give to an organization like Wounded Warrior Project, who helps support our veterans who served bravely down range.”
“Wounded Warrior Project helps self-sacrificing men and women, who deserve a chance at succeeding in their civilian lives,” said Sid Carr, Allcat President. “Annually, we host a business conference for our employees to receive continuing education training. We had over 600 people here two weeks ago, and we used a series of events to continue our fundraising efforts for Wounded Warrior Project. The Allcat founders invited friends, business colleagues, and family who would want to contribute to this great cause.”
And with the growth of that support for WWP, Allcat has seen growth within the company because of one of WWP’s programs.
“We’ve hired quite a few local wounded veterans because of the Warriors to Work program,” Sid said. “Today, Allcat Claims is one of the largest employers of Wounded Warrior Project warriors in the San Antonio area.”
Through Warriors to Work®, WWP guides warriors to their next career through resume assistance, interview practice, coaching, and networking, while also working with employers to highlight the benefits of hiring veterans. Allcat has seen firsthand that hiring veterans in the civilian workforce has given the organization highly coachable team players with specialized skill sets.
“I’ve seen time and time again that the warriors we hire have an incredible work ethic, are reliable, enthusiastic, and take great pride in their work,” Sid said. “Our business is unique with a lot of specialized training, and the warriors we hire have responded very well. It’s been amazing to see these men and women when they first start, get their bearings, and then blossoming into professionals we are honored to call Allcat employees.”
To learn and see more about how WWP’s programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Contact: Mattison Brooks – Public Relations
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