Volunteering for Veterans: EnableComp Gives Back to Local Charity

Posted June 28, 2022 by Bri Diffenderfer

Supporting the communities in which we live and work is an essential part of our culture at EnableComp; being committed to both business and employee growth, and building value for our stakeholders, are Core Values which live at the center of everything we do.

This quarter, our team members chose to support Operation Stand Down, a Middle Tennessee non-profit with a mission to help chronically homeless Veterans, through a charitable giving project, raising money and awareness for Operation Commissary, a new initiative that addresses food insecurity among Veterans. There are approximately 133,000 Veterans in Middle Tennessee alone and 24% of that Veteran population experiences food insecurity, a rate that is twice the national average. Operation Commissary provides non-perishable food along with instructions to receive additional grocery assistance to Veterans and their families in need – giving Veterans a hand up, not a handout.

“I am extremely excited to hear EnableComp will be working to support Operation Stand Down this year! As a combat Veteran, I know how hard the transition from soldier to civilian and the years that follow can be. Working for a company who has not only provided me with amazing career opportunities but also supports others like me through our VET product and charitable giving efforts is something I am extremely proud of. It is inspiring to see the EC family continue to make efforts to support the men and women who have fought on our behalf. I look forward to seeing what kind of impact our partnership with Operation Stand Down will make!”Zachary Schultz, Director, Managed Care & Government Relations and Army Veteran

At EnableComp, Veterans hold a special place in our hearts. As a full-service provider of complex claims revenue services, and with Veterans Administration as a main business line, we work directly with our clients who care for active or retired service members – making it more important than ever that claims are filed correctly the first time around. The mission of Operation Stand Down really resonates with our team members, many of whom have family members on active duty or have themselves served in uniform.  

“I have two very important Veterans in my life, and I have seen the struggle that they face on a daily basis.”Misty Ellis, Revenue Specialist, Veterans Administration

“I am always willing to help Veterans. My family has a long military history, from my grandfather (Navy) and great uncles (Army, Navy) serving in World War II, another great uncle serving in the Korean War (Marines) to my father (Marines), uncles and cousins (Army, Marines) serving in Vietnam, to cousins and both brother’s-in-law (Air Force, Marines), to my niece who is currently a Sergeant in the Marine Corps, stationed with her fiancé, a Staff Sergeant, at Camp Pendleton and three second cousins (siblings, no less) who have all joined the Air Force. I will always be willing to do what I can to support Veterans, to give these heroes the appreciation, support, and respect they deserve to do what I can to pay back the debt of gratitude to the brave Veterans who have served our country.Roberta Calderon, Provider Enrollment Administrator

“My son is an active Navy Seal of 26 years, and I know the sacrifices he has made to proudly serve this great country of ours. In my heart the Veterans and active Military are the true heroes of this country and deserve the utmost respect, and we need to give back to them.”Shelley Evener, Account Manager

“I am proud to support Operation Stand Down. As a member of our Charitable Giving Committee, it is an opportunity to honor the Veterans that I have had the privilege of knowing in my life. From my uncle Michael Mucci, who served in France during World War II to a young man I knew some years ago named Jason Marshall, who served two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was a recipient of a Purple Heart in 2005 – every man and woman that I’ve encountered that was a member of our armed forces at some point, have been truly remarkable individuals to be near. I am hopeful and optimistic that the work we are doing here to contribute to empowering our military Veterans and their families will have an impact that is meaningful and profound.” – David Goloversic, Revenue Specialist, Veterans Administration

Operation Stand Down is an amazing partner for us, strengthening our ties to the Veteran community. Operation Stand Down has a huge impact locally. Not only did Operation Commissary deliver 720 food boxes to Veterans and their families in 2021 alone, Operation Stand Down also works to engage, equip, and empower military Veterans through crisis, career and connection services. This includes transitional housing, financial assistance, resume and job interview reviews, employer connections, and more!

“I am very pleased and excited to have the opportunity to participate in EnableComp’s Volunteering for Veterans initiative with Operation Stand Down Tennessee. EnableComp currently supports nearly 700 hospital facilities and clinics across the country to help get medical bills for military patients and their families paid. Our provider partners provide critical services every day to this amazing community, and we are fortunate to be able to assist in this noble effort. Operation Stand Down Tennessee plays an important role in protecting our more vulnerable Veteran friends and neighbors. Over 30,000 Veterans in Middle TN experience food insecurity, and together, we can help change that!”Jesse Larrison, Vice President, Client Engagement and Executive Sponsor, Charitable Giving Committee

“Operation Stand Down is a wonderful charity that supports Veterans through various programs and services that makes a huge impact on the transition to daily living post-service. As a Veteran, I am extremely appreciative that EnableComp understands the importance of this organization and understands how that connection to resources and community can make a real difference in creating a successful future. I am proud to be a part of it.”Mike Neilen, Vice President, Client Services and Army Veteran

As a company, we have set a goal to raise enough funds together to fill at least 50 food boxes for Veterans in need.

Please join us in the fight to end Veteran hunger: EnableComp V4V | Osdtn