It’s always a beautiful thing when Corridor-based companies help out the community. This happened recently when Carrollton-based Jeff Van Matre Insurance Agency earned a 2018 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award in recognition of its commitment to making positive changes happen in the local community. This award included a $5,000 donation to Farmers Branch-based Metrocrest Services, a nonprofit social services organization that assists families, individuals and senior adults, who are coping with crisis situations, need help stabilizing their lives or who require support to live independently.
“My team and I have been involved with Metrocrest Services for two years, and we are incredibly grateful to be awarded the Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award so we can give back even more,” said Angie Van Matre, an independent agent at Jeff Van Matre Insurance, in a recent press release. “Metrocrest Services truly helps those in need become self-sufficient and these funds will continue to help change lives.”
In addition, as part of the award, Jeff Van Matre Insurance and Metrocrest Services has had their story featured on the official Safeco Insurance® Facebook page since September 12 for a chance to raise an additional $5,000. If the story receives at least 200 likes, comments or shares on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn, the total donation for the nonprofit will donate to $10,000 (so be sure to like and share with your friends!).
LeTesha Wheeler, Safeco Insurance® Central Region Territory Manager, stated in the same press release, “We are excited to share the inspiring stories of our agents with their communities through social media while raising funds for these outstanding nonprofit organizations. Safeco’s Make More Happen Awards program helps to recognize the amazing work agents do in areas like North Texas, and hopefully motivates others to do the same.”
The donation Metrocrest Services receives will be used to support their food pantry, which is their most-used service with more than 200 families relying on the pantry for groceries every week. It would also help support Metrocrest’s home-delivered meals program that provides senior citizens with regular nutrition and wellness checks from caring members of the community. Other services Metrocrest provides includes rent aid, financial counseling, employment-related services and more.
Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Awards focus on nonprofits in the areas of health and safety, education and civil service. In the year 2018, Safeco will select 24 independent agents to donate up to $240,000 to nonprofit organizations that they support. According to the press release, Jeff Van Matre Insurance Agency was selected for this award based on a photo and an application demonstrating its commitment to Metrocrest Services, which serves people living in Carrollton, Addison, Farmers Branch, Coppell and the city of Dallas in Denton County.
Congratulations to Jeff Van Matre Insurance Agency and Metrocrest Services for receiving this award! Keep up the good work!