Meals on Wheels of Sarasota Awarded $5,000 Donation through Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® Emergency Community Support Grants
Horizon Insurance is Helping Give Back to Local Community During COVID-19 Crisis
Contact Name: Meredith Dropkin
Contact Email: MDropkin@grapeinc.com
Contact Phone Number: 315-247-4846
Meals on Wheels of Sarasota has received a $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis. Nominated by Lori Augustyniak of Horizon Insurance, the donation will go directly to Meals on Wheels of Sarasota, an organization that delivers heart-healthy meals daily to more than 800 homebound seniors, veterans, children, and families.
“My team and I have worked with Meals on Wheels of Sarasota since 2015, and we are incredibly thankful for Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance for stepping up to the plate and providing extra funds to help the community when we need it most,” said Augustyniak. “Meals on Wheels of Sarasota has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and the $5,000 donation will help them continue to make a difference in our community.”
Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have a rich history in supporting local and national causes on the corporate level with the Liberty Mutual Foundation, Safeco Foundation, the employee involvement program Liberty Torchbearers, as well as through its Independent Agent Giving programs.
"This means so much to us and the community we serve," said Marjorie Broughton, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Sarasota. "Funds will be used to help us continue to help people in need in Sarasota during a very challenging time."
In addition to the $1M emergency community support grants, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance already committed to invest $375,000 into local nonprofits in 2020 through the Independent Agent Giving programs, Make More Happen, and Change Agents.
“The goal of the Emergency Community Support Grants is to help our independent agents make an immediate impact during this critical time in the local communities where they live and work,” said Alexis Holzer, Program Lead for Independent Agent Giving at Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance.
About Horizon Insurance
Horizon Insurance has been serving Florida with a focus on Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties since 1989. Lori Augustyniak and Horizon are committed to protecting what is most important to you…your home, your family, and your business. Educating their clients so they understand the coverages they are buying. Horizon Insurance also understands the importance of supporting the community that supports them. For every client referred to Horizon, they donate $24 to local charities. Up to 17% of Horizon Insurance’s profits are donated back to the community. For more information go to www.horizonins.net.
About Meals on Wheels of Sarasota
Meals on Wheels of Sarasota provides nutritious meals and friendship to individuals who are unable to plan, shop, or prepare meals for themselves. A team of approximately 750 volunteers delivers more than 800 meals daily (nearly 200,000 annually) to Sarasota residents who are homebound, including physically or mentally challenged children, adults, seniors, and veterans on a temporary or ongoing basis. Heart-healthy meals are prepared and delivered to individuals and families who live in Sarasota County between University Parkway and Blackburn Point Road, and from East of I-75 to Longboat, Lido and Siesta keys. To donate or learn more, visit www.mealsonwheelsofsarasota.org.
About Independent Agent Giving
Independent Agent Giving is exclusively for insurance agents appointed to sell Liberty Mutual Small Commercial or Safeco Insurance. Independent Agent Giving depends on its agent partners to show how and where to invest in their communities to help grow and sustain them.
About Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise the company makes to its customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care. In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual is the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. The company also ranks 75th on the fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. It employs nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. Liberty Mutual offers a wide range of small commercial insurance products and services through its independent agent partners, including business owners policy, comprehensive business package, inland marine, workers compensation and more.
About Safeco Insurance
In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.