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Travel Insured Joins in Gettysburg Battlefield Hospital Cleanup

by User Not Found | Feb 17, 2011

E. Hartford, CT, April 24, 2008 – Travel Insured International has stepped up support of Tourism Cares, the industry non-profit volunteer organization founded jointly by foundations of both the National Tour Organization and the U.S. Tour Operators Association. Travel Insured was represented by Cynthia Perry, CTC, Vice President of Sales and Industry Relations, who is a “Tourism Caretaker” for Tourism Cares, and Marc Flood, Senior Vice President of Sales, at the 2009 Tourism Cares volunteer project. The event took place on April 16 - 18 at Spangler Farm, a historic site adjoining the Civil War Battlefield in Gettysburg, PA.

The Gettysburg cleanup project was the second major Tourism Cares event supported by Travel Insured in the last six months. Travel Insured joined with its underwriter Arch Insurance Group as co-sponsors of the fund-raising “Golf Tournament to Benefit Tourism Cares” on Dec. 4, 2008 at the annual U.S. Tour Operators Association Convention at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, CA.

During the Gettysburg event, Perry and Flood joined 300 fellow industry volunteers to help begin the cleanup toward the restoration of Spangler Farm. The site, which has been in deteriorating condition for decades, includes a surviving barn used as an emergency field hospital for thousands of wounded soldiers during the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1 to 3, 1863.  The field hospital was the site of the death of Confederate General Lewis Armistead, who led the decisive Pickett’s Charge on the final day of the battle.  Tourism Cares, which raised $10,000 to support the Gettysburg operation, supervised the volunteers’ cleanup of debris and underbrush from Spangler Farm as the first phase of a planned restoration toward the farm’s ultimate re-opening to visitors. Bruce Beckham, CTP, the Executive Director of Tourism Cares, based in Canton, MA, declared the 2009 Gettysburg volunteer project an unqualified success.

In addition to participating in annual tourism restoration projects, Tourism Cares fulfills its mission by raising industry funds to provide scholarships to tourism and hospitality students, to provide grants to worldwide tourism non-profit organizations and to help support capital improvements in the tourism industry. Since 2003, Tourism Cares has supported and participated in restoration projects in Ellis Island in New York City, New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, VA and, Virginia City, NV. The organization hopes to begin sponsoring international tourism restoration projects in 2010.

“Tourism Cares is a wonderful opportunity for all of us at Travel Insured to join with our industry partners in giving back to our customers by helping preserve our tourism resources for the benefit of future generations,” said Cynthia Perry. “We are delighted to be able to contribute both financially and with our personal time to support this most worthy industry endeavor."

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