Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) employees volunteer nearly 6,000 hours in 2015

BCBSMT has a 75-year history of exceptional customer service and a longstanding tradition of service to our communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.

In 2015, Blue Corps℠ employee volunteers committed more than 7,000 hours to help community partners build a playground, assemble care packages for our troops, set the ground work for a community garden, and support children and families throughout Montana in a variety of other ways.

BCBSMT employees also invested in our communities’ needs by contributing generously to our charitable giving campaign. This year employees donated nearly $30,000 to several nonprofit organizations including United Way and Montana Shares.

2015 Volunteer of the Year

Eddy White has been very active in a variety of personal volunteer activities, bringing the same leadership qualities to these activities as he does every day in his role as a senior database specialist at BCBSMT.

Many of Eddy’s volunteer activities stem from his more than 21 years of experience as a member of the Montana Army National Guard. Before Eddy retired as a First Sergeant in 2003, he was involved in several operational situations, including being activated to fight forest fires in the year 2000, one of the worst wildfire seasons on record in Montana.

Still active in the American Legion, Eddy has served on its board of directors for more than 12 years. He is a member of the Lewis and Clark County Veterans Council and serves on two of BCBSMT’s business resource groups: Montana Supporters of Military Veterans and Native Americans in Progress.

“I’m a doer,” Eddy said. “If I see something that needs to be done, even if it challenges me, I give it a try. It just wasn’t me out there volunteering my time. I was sharing it with my friends and coworkers. I share this award with them.”