Mutual of Omaha Designates September as National Month of Caring More than 1,100 employees committed to volunteering in more than 30 communities across the country!

Omaha, Neb. – (August 28, 2012) For the many nonprofit organizations serving those in need or addressing critical issues facing our communities, volunteers are essential to realizing their extraordinary visions. To lend a hand, Mutual of Omaha has designated September as National Month of Caring among its employees for the third year.

During National Month of Caring, Mutual of Omaha is encouraging all employees across the country to step out of the office and spend time helping out a nonprofit organization in their community. Each Mutual employee has the opportunity to take four hours of paid time to volunteer during a work day.

Mutual of Omaha associates will participate in projects ranging from construction and landscaping to sorting and organizing donations. More than 1,100 employees have already committed to volunteering in more than 30 communities across the country and the number of participants continues to grow. Employees at the company’s home office in Omaha, Neb. have the opportunity to sign up for one of several volunteer opportunities going on throughout the month, while field offices across the U.S. have organized group volunteer projects in their own communities.

"During the first two years of National Month of Caring, more than 3,000 associates volunteered their time. This year, we expect to reach over 4,000 volunteers," said Christine Johnson, president of the Mutual of Omaha Foundation. "National Month of Caring is Mutual of Omaha's way of giving back to the communities in which we do business across the country. We hope through this effort, employees will realize the win-win experience of volunteerism and remain an active volunteer in their communities."

Excellent photo/ video opportunities will be available during volunteer activities. There will be plenty of volunteer activities throughout September. Contact Sephera Staley at (402) 351-3096 for more information or to make arrangements to cover one of the many activities taking place across the country.

Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line provider of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. With a client base of nearly 17,000 employer groups nationwide, Mutual of Omaha offers a wide range of plan designs and delivery options for employee benefits, including disability, life, dental, voluntary, special risk and retirement plans.

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