COMFORT, Texas (Feb. 10, 2022) — An auctioneer calls out bids rapid-style in Texas twang and ignites a crowd in an agricultural center outside San Antonio. The auction caps Allcat Claims Service’s annual weeklong employee conference and bids emanate from everywhere. But while it may be hard to breakdown the bidding barrage, the overall message is clear: Allcat’s employees and adjusters have a passion for supporting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and the warriors and family members it serves.
The 2022 conference raised more than $300,000 for WWP’s free programs and services, bringing Allcat’s donation total to more than $1.3 million over the last decade. The company scaled down its conference in 2021 due to COVID restrictions.
“To have it come back this year bigger and better than ever is exciting to my partners and me,” said Allcat CEO Burt Hutton. “All of our employees and adjusters have bought into this fundraiser; they all believe in it.”
Allcat’s support of warriors goes beyond financial donations. It has routinely worked with WWP’s Warriors to Work® program, which provides career counseling and job placement opportunities for injured veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce.
“I think Allcat is helping tackle a big issue in the veteran’s community, which is warriors finding their purpose again after leaving military service,” said Army veteran and wounded warrior Earl Fontenot. “For them to throw their skin in the game, not only with the money they donate to Wounded Warrior Project, but by giving warriors a career path to find their purpose again in life … it’s probably more important than the money.”
Supporting warriors in their transition back to civilian life also resonates with country music singer Joe Nichols, who performed at this year’s conference.
“We have to show pride for the people who fight for our causes, who go around the world to dangerous places and put their lives on the line,” Joe said. “I think we need to show them that we’re proud of them — emotionally support, financially support, and encourage them, too.”
Allcat received the WWP Empowerment Award at the nonprofit’s 2019 Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner. Learn more about Allcat’s support over the years and how your company can honor and empower injured veterans and their families.
Contact: — Chris Obarski, Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 904.570.0823
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers — helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more.