Contribution to Benefit Victims of Omaha Mall Shootings
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac announced today that the
company will contribute $100,000 to the United Way of the Midlands Von Maur
Victims Fund. The fund was established to assist the victims of the shootings
at the Westroads Mall in Omaha on December 5, 2007.
"Our hearts go out to everyone who has been touched by this tragic
shooting," said Dan Amos, Aflac chairman and chief executive officer. "We are
committed to Omaha and want to do our part to help this community that has
supported our business over the years."
"At such a difficult time, communities must come together to cope, and
Aflac's caring contribution will help with the healing process that must
follow such a tragedy," said Kathy O'Hara, communications director, United Way
of the Midlands. "On behalf of the Von Maur Victims Fund, thank you."
"This shooting touched very close to home," said Paul Amos II, president
and chief operating officer, Aflac U.S. "The mall is just down the street from
our Call Center. As neighbors and fellow citizens of Omaha, we feel compelled
to do what we can to offer our support during this difficult time."
The United Way of the Midlands is assisting with the pledging. Gifts of
cash and checks can be dropped off at either location of the First Westroads
Bank: 612 N. 98th Street (southeast corner of the Westroads Mall parking lot),
or 15750 West Dodge Road. Donations can also be mailed to: Von Maur Victims
Fund, c/o United Way of the Midlands, 1805 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for seven consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a
Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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