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Save the Family Receives Grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation

Save the Family has received a $9000 grant from Minard-Ames Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation to help combat homelessness as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. 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 Minard-Ames, it is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and do our part to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Vice President Mike Specht. “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 Westfield Insurance Foundation and Minard-Ames, we can increase our efforts toward providing housing and supportive services to formerly homeless families ,” said Save the Family CEO Jacki Taylor.

This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. Minard-Ames is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including Save the Family 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.”

About Minard-Ames: Minard & Associates Insurance Agency was formed in 1982 in Phoenix, AZ. From the beginning, the firm specialized in surety bonding and insurance for the construction industry. In 2007, after interviewing 30 brokers, Minard-Ames Insurance Services management concluded that INSURICA best shared its business philosophy, corporate culture and core values. In January 2008, MAIS joined the INSURICA Insurance Management Network, bringing depth of resources, other areas of specialization and additional market clout. INSURICA specializes in core industries and business disciplines, providing our clients with unparalleled access to unique coverage and risk management programs…all while maintaining a local agent relationship. For information, visit www.insurica.com

About Save the Family: Save the Family Foundation of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency based in Mesa and has been serving the community since 1988. Last year, Save the Family and its partner agency, the Affordable Rental Movement of Save the Family, provided housing and supportive services for over 600 homeless and impoverished families. Their programs are provided throughout Maricopa County, and primarily in the East Valley. Homeless and working poor families are provided a place to live while gaining the necessary skills to become self-sufficient for a lifetime. For information, visit www.savethefamily.org.

About Westfield Insurance Foundation: Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield: Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.