CONSUMERS FIRST to Fund Illinois AMVETS Programs
through Community Partners Program.

Illinois AMVETS to receive special funding for insurance policies maintained through the AMVETS Insurance Program, a service of the CONSUMERS FIRST Network.


FENTON, Missouri – November 27, 2009 – The AMVETS Department of Illinois has authorized the CONSUMERS FIRST Network, an independent insurance agency network, to establish the AMVETS Insurance Program. This program will provide insurance products and services to AMVETS members and raise money for their programs. Through this new initiative, the AMVETS Department of Illinois receives special funding when an AMVETS member or a friend of AMVETS maintains his or her insurance policy through the CONSUMERS FIRST Network. Funding will be used for a variety of programs vital in assisting Illinois veterans such as the Illinois AMVETS Emergency Relief Fund, The St. Leo Campus for Veterans and the Illinois AMVETS Reactivation Center.

“The Community Partners Program helps our members and our members’ friends, families and co-workers save money while supporting Illinois AMVETS at the same time,” said Crystal Blakeman, Program Director at the AMVETS Dept. of Illinois. “It’s a win-win situation.”

To participate, interested individuals or businesses may transfer their existing insurance policy into the program or get a new policy with similar or better rates and coverage. Most types of insurance policies can be used, including: auto, home, business, health, long-term care and life.

Illinois AMVETS receives funding from the program on an ongoing basis — not just one-time donations — as long as the policies are maintained through the CONSUMERS FIRST Network.

“We’re really excited at the possibility of getting this additional funding,” Blakeman added. “As the money comes in, it will go directly to the facilities and programs that need it the most.”

For more information and a free quote, go to www.SupportAmVets.org or call 888-215-0613. CONSUMERS FIRST contracts with most nationally-recognized insurance companies including State Auto, Columbia, The Travelers, The Hartford, CHUBB, Safeco, Kemper and Zurich.


CONSUMERS FIRST is an independent insurance agency network specializing in continually evaluating insurance products and services for its clients to find quality products for a good value. Through nationally recognized companies, it offers home, auto, life, business, health and long-term care insurance. CONSUMERS FIRST is a strong advocate of community programs and supports non-profit organizations through its Community Partners Program.
About the AMVETS Department of Illinois
The AMVETS Department of Illinois has been an organization of Veterans serving Veterans since 1945. Illinois AMVETS has been at the forefront of community and Veterans' service for the State of Illinois. Their goal is to improve the lives of our nation’s Veterans and the communities they live in. For more information regarding the AMVETS Department of Illinois please visit www.ILAmVets.org.


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