GEICO Announces Continued and Increased Support for The Wall That Heals

GEICO Representatives present a check for $50,000 to VVMF at the Washington Redskins game on Oct. 4, 2015.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is proud to announce that its long-term The Wall That Heals sponsor, GEICO, has renewed their support in 2016, with a $50,000 gift for the program.

The 2016 sponsorship comes after a seven-year partnership with GEICO, with funds going towards maintaining The Wall That Heals. This includes repairs to the trailer that carries The Wall That Heals, costs related to taking it across the country, and helping to replace The Wall replica, which bears the names of the more than 58,000 who died during the Vietnam War.

“Since 2008, GEICO has partnered with The Wall That Heals to make a meaningful impact on our work – enabling us to continue this program and reach hundreds of thousands of individuals around the country,” said Jim Knotts, president and CEO of VVMF.

The Wall That Heals, a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) and a mobile Education Center, travels to communities throughout the United States to spread The Wall's healing legacy to hundreds of thousands. These visitors include veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall, those veterans’ caretakers, loved ones of those who served, students, and community members.

GEICO has a history of focusing on our nation's military. Originally started to target government and military personnel, GEICO has continued to offer members of the U.S. military the most affordable insurance options. They recognize the troops' important service to our country and are always committed to providing members of the military the service and respect that they deserve. Giving back and making communities stronger is a large focus at GEICO where their commitment to provide outstanding community service is no less than their goal to provide excellent customer service to their policyholders.

VVMF is sincerely grateful to GEICO for their longstanding support and partnership.

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From its humble beginnings in the midst of the Great Depression to its current place as one of the most successful companies in the nation, GEICO represents a quintessential American success story. Originally started to target government and military personnel, GEICO has continued to offer members of the U.S. military the most affordable insurance options. They recognize the troops' important service to our country and are always committed to providing members of the military the service and respect that they deserve. Giving back and making communities stronger is a large focus at GEICO where their commitment to provide outstanding community service is no less than their goal to provide excellent customer service to their policyholders. Please click here to learn more about GEICO’s commitment to giving back.