Trustmark, Ward Services and KeenanSuggs Donate $10,000 to Area Cooperative to Protect Poverty-Stricken Families in South Carolina

LAKE FOREST, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions, a long-standing national
voluntary benefits carrier, donates $10,000 every year to its top
producer’s charity of choice. This year, Ward Services and KeenanSuggs
were the recipients, and they directed their entire donation to The
Cooperative Ministry (TCM) in Columbia, S.C.

TCM focuses on providing short-term crisis assistance with long-term
goals of providing sustainability and increased independence for
individuals and families.

The check was presented late last month at Trustmark’s 21st annual
producer conference in Chicago.

TCM’s vision is: working hard for the working poor. “There are so
many in our community who are in need of assistance in meeting the needs
of daily living. We are honored to be able to donate to an organization
such as this,” said Tommy Suggs, CEO, KeenanSuggs.

TCM provided tremendous relief during the massive flooding that took
place last fall in S.C. Jeff Muir, COO, Ward Services said, “We were
truly moved by their efforts. TCM showed the best part of South
Carolinians. They rally to help fellow citizens in need. It showed
people can be the difference.”

TCM, headquartered in Columbia, S.C., has grown to partner with more
than 120 agencies, numerous civic and social organizations, foundations
and businesses to provide service to those in need.

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About Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions

Trustmark has more than a century of experience in voluntary benefits.
It provides the resources that employers need to enhance their benefit
plans, and that employees need to make knowledgeable decisions and gain
vital financial protection. Trustmark is known for its service and
billing capabilities and takes pride in finding solutions to match
employers’ needs. Trustmark Insurance Company is a subsidiary of
Trustmark Mutual Holding Company, which is rated A- (Excellent) for
insurer financial strength by A.M. Best and has more than $2 billion in
assets and more than 2 million covered lives or plan participants. For
more information, visit


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Amanda Emery, Associate