For Country, For Community

What started as a donation drive to support homeless and at-risk veterans this summer quickly grew to a celebration of the national, state and local heroes who protect our homes, our communities and our country.

Trevor Morgan, an American Family agent based in Racine, Wis., and his team coordinated a One Saturday to Dream Fearlessly event to collect donations for Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin.

Trevor’s event was one of the biggest donation drives to date for Veterans Outreach ––four full truckloads of nonperishable food, personal items and household goods were collected. The effort completely restocked the nonprofit’s pantry.

“I really was without words,” Trevor says. “My team put so much work into making it happen, and the day simply exceeded my wildest expectations.”

Veterans Outreach holds a special place in Trevor’s heart. As a veteran himself, he knows how much a simple handshake to say thank you means. “I want to do what I can to make sure veterans feel appreciated and never forgotten.”

In the military Trevor served in numerous assignments around the world. While in service, he faced several setbacks, including the loss of a close friend and injuries that resulted in permanent and total disability, forcing him into retirement from the military. But his commitment to serve others and a passion to succeed led to a new career in insurance where he now protects dreams in a different capacity.

Trevor admits he’s a hard-core American Family fanatic. “Except for the military, I’ve never been part of an organization that feels so much like family,” he says. “It’s a brand I absolutely believe in––it’s the real deal.”

In addition to celebrating past and present heroes in the armed forces, Trevor’s One Saturday event honored local police, fire, K-9 units and the Wisconsin National Guard. Special guest and Racine native John Clay, a former University of Wisconsin football standout and former Pittsburgh Steeler, drew a crowd with free autographs and a Q&A session. Telisa Yancy, American Family’s Chief Marketing Officer and member of the EBONY Power 100, also rallied support. Both celebs inspired local kids, stressing the importance of education and the right support to achieve your dreams.

This wasn’t the first time Trevor and his team rallied in support of Veterans Outreach. They host an annual “Meet Santa” event for the community, offering free pictures, food and beverages. The only request in return for the holiday cheer is a donation of canned goods for the pantry. Plus, Trevor’s Racine office is a permanent drop-off location for donations to Veterans Outreach.

The agency supports other local charities, including an annual coat drive for HALO, Inc., a homeless shelter in Racine providing housing resources, case management and a network of support services. They’ve also raised funds for A Night to Remember, a free prom for individuals with special needs who are unable to attend their school’s prom, and Dr. Jones’ Circles of Support, an outreach effort that recently provided 11 local families in need with their first-ever night out at the movies.

But community support goes beyond the photo ops and fun. “We aren’t doing our job if the clients we work for every day don’t feel safe, protected and cared for,” he says. “It’s making sure that even when you’re at your worst, you know a hand is there to lift you up. Protecting and restoring dreams––it’s not just a tagline.”

When it comes to the power of Trevor’s generosity and his sincere approach, there’s no better proof than his 12,000+ followers on social media. From corporate executives to national news outlets to local Wisconsin friends and neighbors, all walks of life are drawn to his genuine posts and steadfast beliefs in country and community.

You’re sure to hear more about the Trevor Morgan Agency in the near future. Community service is far from over for the team, and they’re currently planning the next big event to take place this coming spring. Watch for details on Facebook or Twitter.


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