In late April, wildfires devastated areas of Nebraska’s southwest. Burning over 40,000 acres of land, destroying homes and other structures, the wildfire injured 15 volunteer firefighters and tragically claimed the life of a former fire chief of Cambridge. The fires also forced temporary evacuations and destroyed important agriculture infrastructure that will take time to recover from. More than 60 volunteer fire departments responded to the emergency.
Ameritas recognizes the heroic work of volunteer firefighters and is proud to contribute $5,000 to rural volunteer fire departments in the towns and service areas of Arapahoe, Bartley, Beaver Valley, Cambridge and Indianola.
“Containment of the wildfires would not have been possible without the courage of volunteers,” said Liz Ring Carlson, second vice president for corporate communications and community relations. “The contribution to the volunteer departments will help them recover while also provide funds for travel in future emergencies at a time when transportation costs are high.”
To learn more about the strategies of Ameritas’ charitable giving, visit the community impact page.
Ameritas is a marketing name for Ameritas Mutual Holding Company and its affiliated subsidiary companies, including Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. of New York. Founded in 1887, Ameritas offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; asset management; and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Company LLC., member FINRA/SIPC and investment advisory services offered through the business name of Ameritas Advisory Services.