ARMAC Insurance Agency Gives $5,000 to Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation as Winner of 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award

Sunset Hills Donation

Chet Hitt, Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation; Jennifer Hernandez, Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation; Jeff Hahn, Safeco Insurance; Tami Pickens, ARMAC Insurance Agency and Jennifer Britzman, ARMAC Insurance Agency.

By Staff Reports

(Victorville) — ARMAC Insurance Agency in Victorville has earned a 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its community work with Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation.

The award includes a $4,000 donation to Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation from Safeco Insurance. ARMAC Insurance Agency agent, Tami Pickens, and Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation also had a story featured on Safeco.com, which awarded the nonprofit an additional $1,000. For the organization to win the extra money, at least 50 different individuals had to leave a virtual “cheer” on the Safeco.com story.

Safeco’s Make More Happen Award recognizes independent agents who demonstrate extraordinary volunteerism for a nonprofit organization. These awards focus on nonprofits in the areas of health and safety, education and civil service. ARMAC Insurance Agency was selected for the Make More Happen Award based on a photo and application demonstrating its commitment to Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation, which serves the Apple Valley community by funding and providing programs that promote hope and healing for children, teens and their families.

ARMAC Insurance Company is regularly involved in fundraisers and spreading awareness for the Sunset Hills Children’s Foundation. Approximately 90 percent of ARMAC’s employees give a monthly donation to the organization, and the company matches those gifts. Pickens is also on the board which brings an additional financial and time commitment.

“Safeco is committed to encouraging agents to make a difference in their local communities and through the Make More Happen program, we enable them to directly support the programs where they personally see the greatest need,” said Jeffrey Hahn, Safeco Insurance California territory manager. “We are thrilled to see so many agents participating in this program, and we’re proud to help them support the local charities they care about most.”

Throughout 2016, Safeco will select a total of 66 independent agencies for the awards and donate up to $330,000 to the nonprofits they support. The Make More Happen Awards are a part of Safeco Insurance’s Agent Giving Program.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the fifth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2015 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual is ranked 73rd on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2015 revenue.

For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.

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