The economic fallout from the events of the last two years continues to hit some segments of the population harder than others. It could take years to return to the stability and security people and businesses, including nonprofits, enjoyed before a disaster happened.
This spring, the Westfield Insurance Foundation joined together with Gallen Insurance to donate $6500 to the Claire of Assisi House. This helps families or businesses stabilize or recover from disasters as part of the Legacy of Caring program.
Each year, Westfield’s independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit in their community to receive a donation from the program. Grants were made to over 100 nonprofits in cities within Westfield’s national footprint.
“Our team at Gallen Insurance is always seeking out opportunities to volunteer and support our community,” said Ann Gallen Moll of Gallen Insurance. “We are proud of and grateful for our collaboration with Westfield, which helps our agency make a more powerful impact on the communities where we live and work.”
The Westfield Insurance Foundation, an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield, awards the donation as an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses, and communities in times of uncertainty.
“We are so grateful for the generous support of Claire of Assisi” said Claire of Assisi House Director Pam Mills. “The Legacy of Caring grant will have a direct impact on our resident’s life and will help families and businesses realize short-term successes with long-lasting outcomes.”
This year, the Legacy of Caring program donated $625,000 to nonprofits across the country focused on helping under-employed families overcome barriers in education, finance, housing and jobs and recover from disasters.
“Together with our agency partners, Westfield continues to build on the strong commitment to caring that the founders of our company imagined,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.
“We believe in the power of community, and we take immense pride in our ability to make meaningful contributions to better communities across the country. It’s a great feeling to link arms with our agents and make an impact.”