Gleaner Life Insurance Society’s Flag Day flag exchange helps veterans

A $2,500 check was presented to Community Action Agency for veteran housing services through the Flag Day flag exchange at Gleaner Life Insurance Society. Pictured from left are Gleaner Life vice presidents Jaime Linden and Deb Elliott, CAA veteran housing advocates Ted Crockett and Robyn Loveland, and Gleaner Life President and CEO Kevin Marti.

ADRIAN — Contributions put toward a flag exchange program last month in Adrian resulted in $2,500 being raised for veterans housing in Lenawee, Hillsdale and Jackson counties.

Gleaner Life Insurance Society conducted a flag exchange program at its home office in Adrian correlating with the Flag Day holiday. The program, which allowed people to replace their worn-out or tattered flags with a brand-new flag, raised nearly $1,250.

Gleaner Life matched that amount.

Gleaner Life Insurance Society Adrian Arbor volunteer Gary McDowell and Gleaner Life Insurance Society vice president Jaime Linden collect old flags during the June 14 Flag Day flag exchange at Gleaner Life’s home office in Adrian.

The project handed out 180 new American flags, while more than 300 old and weathered flags were dropped off. The old flags will be properly retired by Adrian’s American Legion Post No. 97.

The total amount of money raised was passed along from Gleaner Life to Community Action Agency (CAA) of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale counties, which accepted the donated funds June 22.

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