Leading the Way

Colonial Life recognized for ‘Doing the Most Good’ in the Midlands

For more than 60 years, the week following Mother’s Day has been recognized as National Salvation Army Week.

The Salvation Army of the Midlands celebrated this year by showing its appreciation to donors and partners in the community, including Colonial Life.

Colonial Life was one of five Salvation Army partners that received the “Doing the Most Good Award” from the organization.

“We wanted to say, ‘Thank you’ for all you do,” said Maj. Henry Morris III of The Salvation Army of the Midlands. “Colonial Life ‘Doing the Most Good’ helps us do the most good.”

Colonial Life supports the organization throughout the year, and one way is through the Leveraging Literacy program. Open to first- through fifth-graders who currently read below their grade level, students attend after school to focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension.

“In addition to a corporate grant, our employees volunteer throughout the school year and help students with their reading, writing and spelling skills,” said Alana Stroker, community relations specialist at Colonial Life.

During the holidays, Colonial Life employees ring the bell to help collect money for The Salvation Army, which uses the funds to help those in need in the local community.