Companies assist Walsh Duffield Companies in giving back to local communities during COVID-19 crisis
Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance recently announced a $10,000 donation to FeedMore WNY – nominated by Stephen Mayo of Walsh Duffield – as part of an emergency community support grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis. The donation will go directly to FeedMore WNY, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering dignity, hope and a brighter future by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to Western New Yorkers of all ages in need.
“Walsh Duffield recognizes the hard work and dedication performed by FeedMore WNY during this pandemic 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,” Walsh Duffield Vice President Stephen Mayo said. “FeedMore WNY has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and the $10,000 donation will help them continue to make a difference to the community they serve.”
The $10,000 grant will assist FeedMore WNY in its response to the increased demand for food assistance in Western New York as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The funds will help FeedMore WNY continue to onboard new clients to its home-delivered meal program, make larger and more frequent deliveries of food to its partner hunger-relief agencies throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties; hold supplemental food distributions throughout its service area; and deploy emergency food kits and bags of nutritious food for children into the community.
“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 we live and work,” said Alexis Holzer, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance independent agent and giving program manager.
The Western New York community can get involved and give back to FeedMore WNY by donating money or non-perishable food items. FeedMore WNY also needs volunteers to hold contactless food drives and assist with other opportunities to further its mission. For more information on how to help, visit https://www.feedmorewny.org/.
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. In addition to $1 million for the 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.