Fargo, ND | September 11, 2015
Sammons Financial Group has provided a $110,000 gift to expand programming at the YWCA Cass Clay Emergency Shelter.
The program expansion includes a new storage garage for large donation items, updates to the facility to better serve victims of human trafficking and other building renovations, including three additional housing units. Additionally, the donation will be used to support the Furthering Her Journey Fund, a new program to help women transitioning from the shelter into independent living pay security deposits on their own apartments, as well as the Road to Independence Fund, which provides transportation in the form of monthly bus passes, gas cards and funds for car insurance.
The YWCA Emergency Shelter is the largest shelter for women and children in the state of North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota and provides 45-day emergency shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness and/or domestic violence. Sammons' investment will make it possible for the YWCA to more effectively help victims of human trafficking, an emerging problem in our region.
"We are proud to contribute to this organization's mission to serve women and children as they escape domestic violence, homelessness, and crisis situations," said Ron Ottenbacher, President, Sammons Corporate Markets Group, a division of Sammons Financial Group. "The work of the YWCA to transform crisis into independence is vital to the fabric of our community."
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Sammons® Financial Group, Inc. (SFG), an SEI wholly-owned subsidiary, is the parent of a group of member companies under the Insurance Holding Company Act made up of several successful financial services companies offering a variety of financial and retirement products through multiple distribution channels. These consist of retirement products, annuities, variable annuities1, variable life insurance1, and life insurance (including bank, corporate, and credit union-owned life insurance). The member companies of SFG include North American Company for Life and Health Insurance®, Midland National® Life Insurance Company, including its divisions, Sammons Annuity GroupSM and Sammons Corporate Markets Group®, Sammons Retirement Solutions® Inc., and Sammons Financial Network® LLC. For more information, please visit www.sammonsfinancialgroup.com.
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