Military appreciation Shown By Pioneer Services

Military Appreciation Month 2016 is Huge Success

As a company that has served the military for more than 30 years, Pioneer Services, a division of MidCountry Bank, goes above and beyond to help military families each and every day. During National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) in May, however, the company does even more—and this year was no exception, as there were a number of unique and impactful initiatives.

Some of the more notable highlights included:

  • Granting-A-Wish—Pioneer Services helped a disabled marine veteran’s wish for a new baby nursery come true, stepping in to cover the costs when the baby was born premature, and having the local Camp Pendleton office purchase and deliver nursery items upon the family’s return from the hospital. A San Diego Union Tribune article highlighted the company’s leadership role in this campaign, and the Mendez family’s appreciation for this gift.
  • Military Spouse Survey—The company partnered with Military Spouse Magazine to conduct a survey of spouses and their concerns. The survey and accompanying infographic generated a great deal of attention, with a article entitled “Let’s give members of our military help where they need it most” running on Memorial Day; and an article in The Virginian-Pilot called “The Ripple Effect of Deployment” ran in a Sunday edition of Virginia’s largest newspaper.
  • Letter writing campaign—In partnership with the nonprofit A Million Thanks, the company gathered thousands of thank-you letters for deployed service members both internally from team members, and externally from the general public through the company’s LPO network. Other companies from within MidCountry Financial Corp., including MidCountry Bank and Heights Finance, also participated in this effort.
  • Scholarships—Two educational scholarships for the children of “fallen heroes” killed-in-action since 9/11 were funded in full
  • Volunteerism—Team members from around the nation volunteered in their communities for a number of organizations, such as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs “Stand Down” event in Kansas City, Mo.

“The results we had this year demonstrated this company’s and its employees’ continued commitment to military families,” said Steve Meads, President of Pioneer Services. “It’s another example of how we change lives, one military family at a time.”