Washington, D.C., October 5, 2011 – In recognition of helping Maryland’s Montgomery County Family Justice Center (MCFJC) fulfill its mission of providing a safe, comprehensive center for domestic violence victims, GEICO was selected as a recipient of the Corporate Legacy Award, presented by the MCFJC Foundation.
The MCFJC Foundation was looking to open a center that provided services for domestic violence victims all under one roof. GEICO was able to help make that possible through its support of the MCFJC, which opened in April 2009.
"GEICO’s involvement came at a time where we needed to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for our clients," said Resa Levy, executive director of MCFJC. "We are thankful for GEICO’s support in being a committed corporate partner as well as understanding our needs to provide a lifeline of services for victims of domestic violence."
Since its opening, MCFJC has served more than 3,000 people by providing a variety of comprehensive services such as counseling, criminal investigation, shelter placement and pro-bono legal support. GEICO accepted the award at MCFJC’s 2nd Annual Benefit on Oct. 2, 2011, held at the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, Md.
"While GEICO is honored to receive the Corporate Legacy Award, the real thanks goes to the men and women who work and volunteer at the Family Justice Center," said Jan Stewart, GEICO’s vice president of human resources. "These individuals are the ones who strive daily to heal the lives of those impacted by domestic violence."
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 12 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
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