This Military Appreciation Month, Pioneer Services honors those who serve

Efforts Will Focus on Volunteerism, Donations, and Spreading the Word about Military Appreciation Month

May is designated National Military Appreciation Month (MAM), a time to recognize the sacrifices and courage of all those who serve, including spouses and military families. To honor our nation’s heroes, Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, is undertaking numerous initiatives throughout the month.

“At Pioneer Services, we show our appreciation for the military every single day, but always do even more during Military Appreciation Month,” said Joe Freeman, president of Pioneer Services. “We will be celebrating the men and women of the Armed Forces in offices all across the country this May.”

Some of those include:

  • A donation to the Folds of Honor Foundation for scholarships to children of service members killed or severely disabled in combat

  • Team members using their paid volunteer time off (VTO) benefit to assist homeless veterans during the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ “Stand-Down” event

  • Numerous events in our retail locations:
    • Sponsoring “Operation Appreciation 2013” for military families, in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, at the Camp Pendleton, Calif., location
    • Providing a “Military Spouse Appreciation Day” lunch at Ft. Drum, N.Y., office May 10
    • Partnering with the Fort Campbell, Ky., Armed Services YMCA to host a scavenger hunt and mini golf event
    • Hosting a Memorial Day barbecue with free food and games at the Fort Bliss, Texas, office

  • Starting May 10, free downloads of Pioneer Service’s Military Spouse Finance Guide

  • Challenging other companies within the financial services industry to be socially responsible and give back to their communities, especially during MAM

  • Delivering special care packages—assembled by the children of Pioneer Services team members during  on National Bring Your Child to Work Day April 25—to Wounded Warriors

“We encourage everyone to find a way this month to show their appreciation for the military,” added Freeman. “After all, those who serve, and their families, make incredible sacrifices to protect our freedoms. It’s only right that we give back to those who have given so much to our nation.”

To learn more about MAM, including ways that you can show your appreciation for those who serve, you can visit