On June 20, La Posada Family Shelter received a $9,000 grant from the Knight Insurance Group and Westfield Insurance Foundation to aid in their efforts of offering temporary housing and supportive services to homeless families of all faiths and backgrounds in the Toledo area. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.
“At Knight Insurance, it is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and do our part to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Diane Keil-Hipp, COO of Knight Insurance Group. “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives that are essential to so many people in our own backyard.”
“Through the support from the Knight Insurance Group and Westfield Insurance Foundation, we can increase our efforts towards helping families who are facing homelessness find stability and permanent housing,” said Jeanelle Addie, Program Coordinator at La Posada Family Shelter.
This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. Knight Insurance is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including La Posada Family Shelter, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.8 million in the last four years.
“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman. “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.”