Current employees and retirees of United Services Automobile Association (USAA) have donated their time to a San Antonio park, and the results are stunning. The financial services firm is based in the Texas city and provides insurance, banking, and retirement investment benefits to US military members and their families. The volunteers worked over 700 hours to transform the park into a safe playground for the city’s kids.

The Project

USAA combined forces with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to overhaul Farias Park. With $70,000, the team of volunteers were able to install new equipment and to paint murals on the grounds. San Antonio mayor Julian Castro applauded the government and private sector collaboration. USAA has pledged to to provide annual assistance to the park for maintenance as well.

USAA Charitable Endeavors

Last year, according to its HR department, the USAA Foundation distributed $9.3 million to non-profit organizations nationwide. They have already begun similar projects at Coliseum Oaks Park, Miller’s Pond Park, and Denver Heights Park. which are neighborhoods where their employees live in San Antonio.  The bank, which primarily provides financial services to military families, is based in San Antonio.

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  • Panchi315

    We the people living in the community surrounding Farias Park are overwhelmed with the generousity of the world renound USAA and its volunteer group. As an individual who has been involved for over 35 years with our annual basketball tournament and the development and use of Farias park,I know how to appreciate a contribution of this magnitude to a particular community. From the kids, parents and myself we would like to give USAA a big THANK YOU!!! Looking forward to USAA continued involvement in our community.