Medical Protective Volunteers Step Up on Annual Days of Caring

Employees to support Charis House and Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic on October 13 and 20

October 12, 2011 – Employees from Medical Protective's Ft. Wayne headquarters will provide needed support to Charis House located at 431 Fairmount Place. Approximately 40 MedPro volunteers will work from 1 to 5p.m. tomorrow to assemble and remove bunk beds as well as landscape a newly cleared park area. (Medical Protective has partnered with Gary Lallo at Lawnscape to have the lot cleared.)

Charis House is a ministry of The Rescue Mission that cares for homeless women and children. With 78 beds on site, the organization offers short and long-term residential programs that provide intensive services to empower and enable women to move past the root causes of homelessness. For children in this program, the focus is on life skills, character building, spiritual development and educational enrichment.

"We are excited about our new partnership with Medical Protective. This opportunity will allow us to get the new beds switched, without causing too much disruption for our residents or our programs. We appreciate the help from the Medical Protective employees and hope that this partnership will continue and grow," says Toni Lovell, Program Director and Corporate Grant Developer for The Rescue Mission.

The following Thursday, October 20 from 1 to 5pm, MedPro will spend time at Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic located at 413 East Jefferson Boulevard. Over 20 employee volunteers will focus on landscaping and assisting with set up for Healthy Cities activities, an event to be held at Matthew 25 on Friday, October 21.

Nancy Schenkel, CEO of Matthew 25, has welcomed the partnership with Medical Protective over the last five years. "This year, we are able to host the Healthy City Veterans Stand Down with the help of MedPro's employees. We really appreciate the tremendous amount of assistance from MedPro as well as the upbeat attitude and willingness to work that these volunteers always bring."

With over 400 healthcare and lay volunteers, Matthew 25 is the region's only full-time, full-service clinic offering medical, dental and vision services all under one roof. They operate over 50 hours a week, serving over 110 uninsured patients a day. For over 30 years, Matthew 25 has filled a critical need that no other organization does, providing an irreplaceable service for uninsured, low-income residents of Allen County.

MedPro considers Days of Caring to be a time to reflect on what makes our community great and to take ownership in making it a better place for all residents. "Our annual ‘Day of Caring' events enable the Medical Protective team to reach out to our community and to contribute beyond our everyday responsibilities and lives," said Kim Kem, Vice President of Human Resources. "We appreciate the opportunity to once again provide support to those individuals and families who are served by these fine organizations."

About Medical Protective

With over $800 million in annual premium, Medical Protective is a national leader in primary healthcare professional liability coverage and risk solutions for physicians, dentists, hospitals, healthcare facilities and other healthcare professionals. As the nation's first provider of healthcare professional liability insurance, Medical Protective has been protecting the assets and reputations of healthcare providers for more than 110 years. Offerings include professional liability insurance on both claims-made and occurrence forms, risk management consulting and education, premium finance solutions and – through affiliates and partners – additional products and services for healthcare providers. Healthcare professional liability insurance products are underwritten and provided by The Medical Protective Company, rated AA+ (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor's and A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best, and its affiliates on both admitted and excess and surplus paper, and are distributed through a nationwide network of employee sales managers, appointed agents and brokers. Medical Protective is a Berkshire Hathaway business. More information about Medical Protective is available at

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