At ComPro, we are passionate about more than insurance. And we believe there are needs to be met beyond healthcare coverage. So we invest our time and energy in things that matter in our community and beyond our borders.
ComPro is honoring locals that have served their country or community. There are many who serve us now or in the past- military personnel, teachers, firefighters, police officers, volunteers, and elected officials. Chris McPike- “We have gotten the privilege to interview and share the stories of Nebraska’s heroes. We wanted to not only recognize them for their service but we want to thank them for protecting and teaching us.”
Patriotism in the Classroom– Joni has a deep felt passion for teaching kids with special needs, especially kids with Autism. Her favorite aspect of being a teacher is seeing how much kids grow throughout the school year. Click to read her story!
Police Woman Dawn Moore has been a police officer in Lincoln for 13 years. Many of us interact with a police officer only when we are pulled over for a traffic violation. “Not many jobs require multiple polygraph tests that challenge your character and morals.”
Patriotism for our Country– Chaz’s family has been involved in the United States Air Force for many generations. He is to be recently deployed to Afghanistan check out his story and learn what item he is most excited about getting in his care package.
October is jammed full of events ranging watching the sunset with the harvest dust in the air, sitting with your friends through frightening movies, carving pumpkins with loved ones, and the color, pink. This is Carol’s story of her Road not Chosen.
Ray has been a Military Chaplain for over 20 years and this Fall he will be returning to Japan with his wife for a few years. He has served all over the world from Naples, Italy to the Philippines. Ray has gotten to experience unforgettable memories such as baptizing soldiers in the Jordan River! What do Military Chaplain do every day?
Guy Pinkman is a Lincoln Firefighter. In his story he shares experiences that he has encountered on and off the job. Guy explains how being a firefighter establishes a brotherhood, a bond that can be felt all across the country in every firehouse. Guy is more than a local hero, he shows patriotism and honor in every aspect of his life on and off duty. ComPro would like to thank Guy and recognize all firefighters. Because of them, we know that when tragedy strikes they will be there to respond to the call.
Linda has been teaching high school kids for 34 years and she has defied aging! “A teacher makes a difference in the world by enabling each of his or her students to fully maximize their talents, imagination, skills and character.” Check out her video!
National Pastry Day
Along with our office associates, John Svehla and Leigh-Ann Ochsner of the NSure Agency, and independent agent, Roger Millnitz, we are the self-designated “international headquarters” for our National Pastry Day. We celebrate by delivering donuts and pastries to local businesses and to our clients, neighbors, and friends.
This year we delivered over 1,000 donuts and had a “donut selfie” contest for our group clients. The video below announces our winning photos who received a catered breakfast for their business.
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach
The Barnabas Community Free Store and Community Center is Sheridan’s grassroots effort to alleviate the burden of poverty in Lincoln. They offer free clothing, books, toys, household goods — and hope and hospitality — to our guests. One of our own, Mariah Farrens, was able to hand out hand-crafted Valentines and M&M’s to people of Barnabus on Valentines Day. This heart warming volunteer experience helps ComPro wrap up 2014-2015 Open Enrollment season. This reminds us that Valentines Day is not just about the lavish gifts or chocolate treats … but is about sharing smiles and acts of kindness.
Barnabus of Lincoln
In December of 2015 we wanted to showcase local businesses and their spirit of giving back to the community by sharing their photos and stories via social media. We got photos of people donating clothes, volunteering their time, and providing warm meals. The holidays truly are a great time of year to enjoy the true holiday spirit, giving.
ComPro teamed up with Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach and raised money among the office to provide 24 holiday gift bags to people in need. We split up into teams and took our collected funds to purchase gloves, food, shampoo, soap, flashlights, socks and other treats. We then delivered the bags and received feedback via email from the recipients.
It started with a youth ministry trip to Ensenada, Mexico, in 1989. Since then, Brian and Chris McPike have returned to Mexico at least once a year with teams of students and adults for an opportunity to experience and work in another culture. The teams focus on meeting the needs of people in the community, leading clubs and activities for children in local parks and schools, providing meals, medical care, and putting sweat and muscle into construction, renovation and maintenance projects.
This year Brian and Chris were in Mexico serving on a mission team with their church. This year’s trip focused on a neighborhood with much poverty and hunger. The team reached out to the community with Bible programs for the children and women; community picnics at the local school; service projects; and gifts of food and clothing. When you see people living in these conditions, your first response is to recognize the blessings of your own life; then consider how you can become more generous in helping others.