PSA Insurance and Financial Services, and Construction Risk Solutions Pledge their Support to Operation: Tohidu

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PSA and CRS Donate $35,000 to Melwood’s Alternative program for Warfighters

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – November 9, 2015 – PSA Insurance and Financial Services (PSA), and Construction Risk Solutions (CRS) renewed their commitment to Melwood’s mission with a donation in support of the organization’s newest program, Operation: Tohidu.  PSA and CRS have pledged $35,000 towards the program designed specifically for veterans and active duty military members who have been formally diagnosed or are self-reporting with PTS(d), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), anxiety, depression, or other deployment related trauma. Both companies have been longtime supporters of Melwood’s mission.  In 2013 they pledged $50,000 in support of Melwood’s 50th Anniversary. The new gift will support the program, which is offered at no cost to its participants.

“The generous donation from PSA and CRS will grant 10 veterans and active duty military members the opportunity to begin their journey to recovery.” said President and CEO of Melwood, Cari DeSantis. “It is our way of thanking our war fighters for their service to our nation and we thank you for assisting us in this effort.” 

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About Melwood

Melwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that is one of the largest employers of people with differing abilities in the Northeastern United States, proudly employing more than 800 people with differing abilities at over 40 contract sites in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC through the U.S. AbilityOne Program and partnerships with community employers. Melwood is headquartered in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, with related facilities located in Temple Hills, Waldorf and Nanjemoy, Maryland. We employ 1,426 people, including those with differing abilities, who work at one of our 43 contracts sites. Our business and service Lines include: Total Facilities Management, Janitorial/Custodial services, Landscaping and Grounds Keeping, Recycling, Electronics Recycling, Call Centers, Customized Job Training, Community Supports, Retreat and Recreational Services, Horticulture Therapy, Therapeutic Riding, Inclusive Camping, and more. Some of our notable federal clients include Fort George G. Meade, U.S. General Services Administration, the United States Naval Academy, Naval Air Station-Patuxent River, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Goddard Space Flight Center.

Melwood has a long history of working with and for veterans and their families.  Customized job training and support helps individuals obtain employment either through Melwood’s own programs or local employers.  Through a contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Melwood operates a range of productive and highly acclaimed programs that provide training and work for veterans with differing abilities. For more information, visit Melwood on Facebook or

About PSA Insurance and Financial Services

In business to protect and grow the assets of their clients since 1928, PSA Insurance and Financial Services is the largest independent firm in the region providing property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, retirement plan and wealth management services.  The company has more than 170 employees and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD with additional offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.

About CRS

(CRS) is one of the largest US based, privately-owned risk management and brokerage firms with an exclusive niche focus on the construction and real estate industries. We have one of the largest and most experienced teams in the country, and we maintain an industry best staff-to-client ratio. We have a singular purpose – providing a positive impact to our clients’ bottom line.