ST. LOUIS, November 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Rent-A-Car joins progressive insurance again in celebration of Veterans Day® to support the insurance company’s annual Keys to Progress® Program. In honor of the 10thth Vehicle Giveaway More than 100 veterans and military-related organizations in all 50 states received newly refurbished vehicles at nationwide giveaway events this week.
Since the program’s inception in 2013, Keys to Progress® has donated more than 900 vehicles to veterans and veteran organizations. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is again providing each vehicle recipient with six months of auto insurance coverage. Vehicles distributed through this year’s Keys to Progress® Giveaway were purchased by Progressive from Enterprise’s US fleet.
“The keys to progress® program is an important opportunity to give back to people who have sacrificed themselves for our country,” said Mary Mahoney, Vice President of Replacement and Recreation at Enterprise Holdings, the company that owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand. “By providing vehicle recipients with six months of auto insurance coverage, we hope to help veterans in need as a little peace of mind sign our appreciation for their service.”
Progressive works with several organizations to create Keys to Progress® a success including Veracity Research Co. Investigations, Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc., 1-800-Charity Cars and several local military charities.
Commitment to military support
Enterprise’s rich military heritage stretches back more than six decades jack taylor founded the company and named it after the USS Enterprise, one of the aircraft carriers on which he served as a US Navy pilot during World War II. Jack’s service and lessons learned from the war are shared in the documentary. jack taylor: The Enterprise, out this month and airing on local PBS stations throughout November.
Today, Enterprise continues to support the military in three key areas – recruiting and hiring, local operations, and community relations. Military veterans and members of the Guard and Reserve currently make up 8% of Enterprise’s total US workforce, including those at the military facilities that Enterprise serves worldwide.
“This initiative is something very special for us. key to progress® represents two of the values paramount to our company – supporting our communities and giving back to veterans and members of the military,” he said Will Withington, Senior Vice President for North America at Enterprise Holdings. “It’s an honor to be part of this nationwide effort to recognize veterans in our communities.”
Fisherman’s House Foundation
Enterprise’s support for veterans also extends to our partnership with the Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides free housing to the families of veterans treated at military medical centers.
In 2015, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, launched a three-year, 3 million dollars Commitment to the Fisher House Foundation. The foundation renewed this commitment in 2017 and again in 2020 for a total 9 million dollars in support of the Fisher House Foundation.
Each year, $750,000 is earmarked for the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship Program, which is open to dependent unmarried children under the age of 23 who died in combat and those who have since died or been disabled as a result of active military service September 11, 2001. The rest $250,000 is provided for the construction of houses on the site of large military and veterans’ affairs (VA) medical centers.
For more information on how Enterprise Holdings supports the military, visit careers.enterprise.com/military-veterans-jobs.
About company investments
Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of mobility solutions and owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries. Enterprise Holdings and its subsidiaries provide comprehensive car rental, car sharing, truck rental, fleet management, retail auto sales, travel management and other transportation services to make travel easier and more convenient for customers. Privately owned by the Taylor family of St.Louis, Mo.Enterprise Holdings manages a diverse fleet of more than 2.1 million vehicles through a network of over 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport rental locations in more than 90 countries and territories.
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