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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PARTNER DONATION FROM GEICO HELPS EAC NETWORK’s MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM PROVIDE LIFE SUSTAINING FOOD TO SENIORS
June 2, 2020, Long Island, NY ~ EAC Network, a leading human services organization, has received much needed assistance for its Covid-19 Response Fund from GEICO’s local Woodbury office through a gifted partner donation of $3,000. The donation will support EAC Network’s Meals On Wheels program which is on the frontline in delivering life sustaining food to Nassau County’s seniors who are impacted by COVID-19.
EAC Network’s Meals On Wheels program, whose delivery areas include 45 towns within Nassau County including the entire Town of North Hempstead, Long Beach, and Five Towns communities, is the only Meals On Wheels program that makes deliveries to COVID-19 positive seniors who live in multiple dwellings.
“We are truly grateful to GEICO for its support. Before the pandemic our Meals On Wheels staff and volunteers delivered 13,000 meals to 400 seniors a month. By the end of April, this number grew to 19,500 meals to 1,000 grateful seniors – many of whom were COVID-19 positive or recently discharged from hospitals post COVID-19 treatment,” said Carol O’Neill, LMSW, EAC Network’s Senior Director of Senior & Nutrition Services. O’Neill added, “This donation will help many invisible and sometimes forgotten, hungry, or frightened older adults who wait for our daily deliveries of food.”
Rick Hoagland, senior vice president at GEICO, applauded the work being done by EAC. “We’re happy to support EAC which has made a positive difference for so many in the Long Island community,” Hoagland shared. “We know there’s a growing need, and this partnership is part of how we care, share, and give back to the places where our associates live and work.”
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen, so has the demand for Meals on Wheels. Many seniors are socially isolated and waiting for the familiar voice of an EAC driver letting them know that food is on their doorstep, and more importantly … they are not forgotten.
To learn more about EAC Network and how support can make a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable and at-risk neighbors, please visit https://eac-network.org/eac-network-covid-19-response-fund/.
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About EAC Network
EAC network is a human services agency that responds to human needs through the provision of critically needed programs and direct support services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, helps seniors and the incapacitated, and empower individuals to take control of their lives.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles. For more than 80 years, the company has worked to make people’s lives better by protecting policyholders against unexpected events. As GEICO has grown, it has delivered money-saving coverage and outstanding customer service to policyholders through its investment in human resources and technology. GEICO is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft and term life coverage are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. GEICO has a national workforce of 40,000 associates. GEICO sales representatives throughout the country are licensed insurance agents who help guide customers through coverage decisions. To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and/or purchase additional products, policyholders can access their insurance policy here, connect via GEICO Mobile or by phone. Sales and service is also available at GEICO Local Offices. Visit www.geico.com for a quote or to learn more.
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Sue Fragale, Director of Community Engagement & Partnerships, EAC Network
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