CareSource Continues Community Support of Veterans

November 11th, 2021 | 3 min read

Older Veterans Laughing and Smiling

CareSource is proud to celebrate and support veterans in the markets we serve. Veterans impact our community each day so we want to provide opportunities to show them how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.  Ohio, the location of CareSource’s headquarters, is home to the fifth largest number of veterans living in the United States.

“CareSource values the veteran population across our markets and especially as Ohio is home to many veterans along with reserve and guard representation,” explained Jeff Miller, SVP of Government Relations at CareSource. “Our recognition programs with local professional baseball teams are just a small part of how we can express our gratitude to veterans. We are proud to know that our organization has a robust veteran employee base that allows our partnerships to be even more entrenched in the community.”

The Veteran Salute Program with the Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team is a recognition event designed to honor military veterans in the Dayton community. For the past three seasons, CareSource and the Dragons have honored local veterans that were nominated by family and friends during a home Veterans’ stories are shared during an in-game recognition at Day Air Ballpark that recognizes their service. Each veteran receives the VIP treatment during their night which included pre-game activities, in-game recognition, seating at the ballpark and more. The program is an extension of CareSource’s continued commitment to serve special populations and the organization’s continued efforts to support veterans through innovative health and life services programs.

This past season, as part of Veteran Salute, CareSource also hosted local chapters of Blue Star Families and Wounded Warrior Project at Dragons games. Also attending to recognize our veterans were local elected officials and members of Gov. DeWine’s senior staff.

CareSource also hosted medically retired Marine Alex Nicoll and donated an all-terrain wheelchair to Alex in partnership with The Independence Fund.. CareSource’s history of removing obstacles for individuals made our partnership with The Independence Fund a clear choice. Due to service-incurred catastrophic injuries, many severely wounded veterans are unable to experience their lives with the same level of previous mobility and enjoyment. The donation of all-terrain mobility device helps veterans reclaim a level of independence and supports building a more positive outlook of the future.

Whether with housing homelessness, food insecurity, mental health challenges, unemployment, or family members with special needs, many servicemembers and veterans have health care needs that CareSource specializes in providing. As CareSource grows nationally, we will remain dedicated to supporting veterans through our employees, members, providers and community partners.