Pioneer Services Recognized For Making Marine's Wish Come True

Media Takes Notice of Company’s Efforts

As part of National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) in May, Pioneer Services, a division of MidCountry Bank, joined an online funding campaign to make a disabled marine veteran’s wish come true. Done through a partnership with the non-profit A Million Thanks (AMT), the company helped to identify—and then made possible—the wish of Marine Corps Sergeant Juan Mendez (ret.), which was “to provide his fiancé and newborn baby with a nursery to make them safe and comfortable.”

Pioneer Services teams went to work promoting the effort both locally and online, and base leadership and other stakeholders eventually became aware of the effort. The Pioneer Services office in Oceanside, Calif., was even made into a clothing drop off spot due to Facebook inquiries from people asking how they could help.

When the baby came early, however, Pioneer Services covered the cost of the entire crowd-funding campaign to ensure Sgt. Mendez’s new son and fiancé would have a crib, dresser, bedding, and everything else they needed when they returned home from the hospital.

This effort was noticed by The San Diego Union-Tribune, southern California’s largest paper, which wrote an article regarding our Grant-A-Wish initiative and the company’s role in making it happen. The full article can be read here.

Pioneer Services is honored to have helped the Mendez family, and is proud to help change lives, one military family at a time.