On April 23, Oakcrest Funeral Services was honored to receive the ‘Above and Beyond Award’ at the ESGR Awards Lunch (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve). Matt Berry, funeral director and National Guard Member, nominated us for this award and Mike and Karen Schaaf were there to accept it on our behalf.
The ‘Above and Beyond Award’ recognizes employers who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits such as differential or full pay to offset lost wages, extended health benefits, and other similar benefits.
In 2014, Brian Schaaf was awarded the ‘Patriot Award’, the first award in the series of employer recognition. The ‘Patriot Award’ reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
We thank Matt for these wonderful nominations, and we continue to support his dedication to the National Guard and our country.