Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) has joined our Puppy With a Purpose program, to help a puppy become a future service dog for a veteran or first responder with a disability.
“We are proud to participate in the Puppy with a Purpose program, as part of our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of people in the disabilities community and their caregivers,” said Kevin Silva, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “This is part of Voya’s strong belief in giving back to our communities.”
John Albanese, vice president of corporate security and investigations at Voya Financial and a Marine Corps veteran, will spend approximately the next 12 months raising the Voya puppy to prepare him for the next steps of his training. Cooper will learn additional tasks that are helpful to a person with a disability. Voya is covering costs associated with the raising of the puppy as he begins his journey to become a future service dog.
“As a veteran myself, I knew this was a unique chance to make a difference in someone’s life,” said Albanese. “Voya encourages employees to give back to causes we care about and offers the support to do so — that’s what makes Voya a different kind of company.”