FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 20, 2013

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Transamerica Supports Employees’ Charitable Services with $5,000 Donation to The Salvation Army of Central Maryland

Gil Riath of Transamerica presenting check to Major Gene A Hogg with Salvation Army shiled in background

Gil Raith of Transamerica presents $5,000 check to Major Gene A. Hogg.

BALTIMORE—Yesterday, Transamerica presented $5,000 to The Salvation Army of Central Maryland. The donation is a result of the charitable services committee supporting a longstanding employee effort to fill stockings for boys and girls in the Central Maryland area.

Employees of Transamerica’s Life & Protection division committed to filling 100 stockings with toys and clothing items for children in need in Central Maryland. The charitable services committee chose to support the employees’ effort by donating $25 for every stocking filled, but in the end decided to double that donation.

“We are thankful to the employees of Transamerica for providing for children in need who may not otherwise receive gifts,” said Major Gene A. Hogg, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Central Maryland. “The additional funding provided by the charitable services committee will help support the services provided to our neighbors in need long after the holiday season.”

“At Transamerica we strive to Transform Tomorrow for the millions of individuals and families who depend on the products and services we provide.  Similarly, we strive to make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live,” said Gregory Tucker, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications for Transamerica.  “Our support for the work of the Salvation Army – and for other socially active organizations – is a further reflection of our belief that we have broader obligations to help those around us when we can.  It’s not only about financial contributions, but also engaging with those who stand to benefit from the valuable services of organizations like the Salvation Army.”

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About The Salvation Army Central Maryland (www.SalvationArmyCM.org)

The Salvation Army of Central Maryland serves human need without discrimination in Baltimore City, as well as Baltimore, Howard, Carroll, and North Anne Arundel counties, through a broad array of social services that include providing emergency food, utilities, and rental assistance; emergency and transitional housing; the only evening feeding program in Baltimore City; relief for disaster victims; holiday assistance; opportunities for underprivileged children; and three community centers (or “corps”) that act as both places of worship and service to their respective communities. The Salvation Army assists nearly 30 million Americans nationwide each year and spends 82 cents of every dollar directly supporting services

About Transamerica (www.transamerica.com)

Transamerica, through its subsidiary and affiliated companies in the Americas, is one of the leading providers of life insurance, retirement, long-term savings and investment solutions.  Its companies in the United States trace their roots back over 100 years. Transamerica’s main offices are in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Baltimore, Maryland, with affiliated companies’ offices located throughout the United States. For more information: transamerica.com.