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American Income Life Executives Help Homeless Veterans Get Fresh Start During Miami Visit


During a company retreat in Miami, American Income Life executives and their spouses help formerly homeless South Florida Veterans get a fresh start.

Torchmark Closer to the Heart Day of Service
Torchmark Closer to the Heart Day of Service


While American Income Life Insurance Company executives met this week in Miami, their spouses headed to Carrfour Supportive Housing’s Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor affordable housing community in nearby Liberty City to prepare gift packages to help formerly homeless Veterans get a fresh start.

The group donated more than $25,000, which includes partial matching funds from AIL’s parent company, Torchmark Corporation, as part of their Closer to the Heart charitable program. American Income’s support will provide vital assistance to many of the more than 1,000 formerly homeless and at-risk Veteran families who receive assistance each year from Carrfour’s Operation Sacred Trust program.

Volunteer projects such as the day of service with Operation Sacred Trust have become a tradition for American Income and other Torchmark affiliate companies during company meetings that take place throughout the year. When planning the meetings, the group looks for ways to strengthen local organizations that are making a difference in the communities where the executives meet. A representative for the group said, “Our goal is to make the communities we visit better than they were before we came.”

Carrfour President/CEO Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg met with American Income CEO Roger Smith, as well as Torchmark co-CEO Larry Hutchinson and former Torchmark CEO Mark S. McAndrew and other company executives in Miami before joining the group’s Closer to the Heart team for the visit to Shuler Manor.

During their meeting, Roger Smith presented the Carrfour CEO with nearly $12,500 in personal contributions from American Income executives, which will be in addition to partial matching funds from Torchmark Corporation. These donations provide resources to help Operation Sacred Trust end homelessness for South Florida’s Veterans.

Closer to the Heart group
Closer to the Heart volunteers with Operation Sacred Trust team members in Liberty City.

Established in 2011 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, Operation Sacred Trust is a collaborative effort of Carrfour Supportive Housing, PAIRS Foundation, Henderson Behavioral Health, and Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida. The program serves more than 1,000 very low-income Veterans and their family members each year by providing access to affordable and supportive housing, financial help, case management, and resiliency training designed to help Veterans build enduring relationships to strengthen their ability to maintain housing stability.

American Income Life Insurance Company, headquartered in Waco, Texas, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torchmark Corporation. Closer to the Heart is a long-term project through which Torchmark, via its affiliate companies, extends its commitment to the community by making financial and service contributions to local programs that provide hands-on assistance in the communities they visit.