Amy Chisholm from Project Harmony poses with Securities America Chairman and CEO Steve McWhorter along with items collected by the company for Project Harmony, an Omaha-based nonprofit agency that brings together medical, law enforcement and social services professionals to aid children who have been abused or neglected. Securities America employees far surpassed their goal of collecting 25 bags and backpacks along with 25 other items for Project Harmony, with a final tally of 54 bags, backpacks and suitcases and more than 200 items such as toiletries for infants and children, socks, underwear, blankets, shoes and infant formula. This summer, Omaha-based Securities America launched “Investing in our Communities: 25 Weeks of Caring, Giving and Sharing,” to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary through community service projects in Omaha and other communities across the country where the firm’s employees live and work.

“Omaha has been so good to our company since we started in 1984, from the business environment to the incredible pool of talented employees,” said McWhorter. “We wanted to find a way to give back to this community and to the other communities where we have satellite offices and even individual employees. The initial response from employees has been absolutely overwhelming, and we look forward to continuing that momentum for the other projects scheduled through the end of the year.”

Monthly, July through December, the company selects two projects, one that employees can do by giving their time and a second that involves donating items or cash to a cause. Just two months into the initiative, employees have exceeded goals for the first four initiatives. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.