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HDSA Congratulates Marie Clay for being recognized as this year's Geico Volunteer Service Aware Recipient!
GEICO Names Marie Clay of Virginia Beach as
Community Volunteer of the Year
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marie Clay of Virginia Beach, Va., is this year’s honored recipient of the GEICO Volunteer Service Award. Clay recently attended special ceremonies at GEICO’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., to recognize the contributions she has made to the Virginia Beach community.
“Marie was chosen because she epitomizes the spirit of volunteer service. GEICO rewards its associates who make a difference by contributing to the organizations for which they volunteer. We have donated $1,000 to the Huntington Disease Society of America in her honor.”
Clay, a service representative who started her career at GEICO in 1999, has spent the past 14 years raising awareness about Huntington’s disease, a neurodegenerative genetic disorder. She helps to educate the general public about the symptoms of the disease, which are similar to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
“The most rewarding thing about volunteering for Huntington’s disease is that I have brought so much attention to the forefront about this little known disease. I have also been able to share the experience of volunteering with my grandchildren, showing them what they can do to help others who can’t help themselves,” said Clay. “Because Huntington’s disease does not get much attention, I feel that it is my responsibility to give back to the community.”
Clay is also an advocate on Capitol Hill, encouraging Congress to pass House Bill H.R. 678 in support of the Huntington’s disease Parity Act, which would extend Social Security benefits.
GEICO’s Joe Thomas, regional vice president of Virginia Beach, said, “Marie was chosen because she epitomizes the spirit of volunteer service. GEICO rewards its associates who make a difference by contributing to the organizations for which they volunteer. We have donated $1,000 to the Huntington Disease Society of America in her honor.” The GEICO Volunteer Service Award is presented annually to recognize the many contributions GEICO associate volunteers make.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. GEICO provides auto insurance coverage for 9 million policyholders and insures more than 16 million vehicles.
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and mobile homes. Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to http://www.geico.com.