Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aimco's 9
th annual charity golf tournament yielded record amounts to benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, which assists family members who have lost a loved one in the line of duty, and Project Sanctuary, which helps military personnel reunite with their families after overseas duty. Each organization received a donation of
$100,000 raised in the annual event sponsored by Aimco Cares, the philanthropic arm of Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco), and presented by RE/MAX.
Aimco Chief Administrative Officer
Miles Cortez made
a special presentation to Project Sanctuary representatives on
at the Army Reserve Center on the former
Fitzsimmons Army Base
in Aurora, Colorado. During a
ceremony at the Army and Navy Club in
Cortez presented the donation to TAPS Founder and Chairman
"Aimco Cares is proud of its partnership with both of these outstanding organizations - Project Sanctuary whose mission is to help returning soldiers adjust to civilian life, and TAPS, an organization that is on-call 24/7 to provide critical services such as grief counseling, peer support and children's summer camps for the families whose loved ones have made the ultimate sacrifice," said Cortez. "Honoring the valiant men and women who serve our country and supporting their families are priorities for our company and help define the core values of our corporate citizenship."
"Aimco's donation comes at a crucial time, as our military servicemen and women transition back into our communities and unemployment, divorce and suicide rates are at all-time highs." said Project Sanctuary Executive Director and Founder
. "This money will positively impact thousands of lives and hundreds of communities."
"TAPS is very pleased and gratified to have Aimco as a champion in supporting our mission to provide emotional support and ongoing assistance to spouses and children grieving their loss," said Carroll. "A terrific partner for five years now, we truly appreciate Aimco's strong commitment to our families."