‘Shop with a Sheriff’ program gets donation from McHenry business owner

Country Financial representative Brett Ostertag is proud to support the Lake County Sheriff’s Office with a donation of $750. The funds will be used support the department’s “Shop with a Sheriff” program, where officers are provided with funds to join with area youth to shop for toys and needed personal items.

“Many of us are so fortunate to have benefited from life’s rich blessings — it’s only right that we share our bounty with others,” said Ostertag. “The Sheriff’s Office and their team already do so much by keeping us safe. Helping them reach out to young people in our community to make the holidays brighter is a wonderful effort to be part of.”

Country Financial has donated more than $5 million since 2020 to organizations and programs that support first responders, active-duty service members and veterans, supporting the company’s vision to “enrich lives in the communities we serve.”

The Operation Helping Heroes program was created in 2015 to support non-profit events and programs that benefit active-duty service members, veterans, and their families.

Later, the program expanded to include first responders and teachers.

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