Patriot Award to Local Supervisor
The Patriot Award is issued by a division of the U.S. Department of Defense titled Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. In accepting the award, Stanley said, “On behalf of HCCI, I am honored to receive this award.” Stanley said HCCI is extremely proud to be recognized by this employee for the support and encouragement HCCI offers to all who have served or are serving their country now. Stanley said, “HCCI Counselors are a helpful resource for active duty military and their families and for veterans too.”
She said HCCI has grant funding to provide free counseling about budgeting, debt payment, credit building, tenant and landlord issues and home buying. Stanley encouraged any active-duty military soldier or veteran and their spouses to utilize HCCI’s services through offices in Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan and Topeka and Stanley said counseling is available by video-conferencing worldwide and within the United States by phone. Additional information is on HCCI’s website at hcci-ks.org.
About ESGR: Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense program, established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 3,750 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education, and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, Service members, and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.
About HCCI, founded in 1972, has been HUD Approved since 1978. HCCI is licensed and regulated by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner (CSO License #0000003). HCCI is an approved bankruptcy counseling and education agency by the Executive Office of the United States Trustee. HCCI is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and is recognized by the Better Business Bureau of the Great Plains as the first non-profit Integrity Award Winner for outstanding customer service. HCCI counsels and educates about 8,000 households statewide and has offices in Emporia, Lawrence, Manhattan and Topeka. www.hcci-ks.org; 800-383-0217