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Sojourner Family Peace Center Awarded $10,000 Donation through Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® Emergency Community Support Grants

Companies Assist The Starr Group in Giving Back to Local Communities During COVID-19 Crisis

By - May 5th, 2020 07:56 am

Milwaukee, WI (May 4, 2020) – Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance announce a $10,000 donation to Sojourner Family Peace Center– nominated by Nicholas Starr of The Starr Group – as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent insurance agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis. The donation will go directly to Sojourner Family Peace Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the safety of victims of family violence and providing a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children.

“My team and I have recognized the hard work and dedication performed by Sojourner Family Peace Center during this pandemic and we are incredibly thankful for Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance for providing extra funds to help the community when we need it most,” said Starr with The Starr Group. “Sojourner Family Peace Center 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 donation will assist Sojourner Family Peace Center in addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors and their families that will increase with the continuing pandemic. Sojourner will continue to provide emergency crisis services such as safety planning, emergency shelter, advocacy and support services with an increased attention to cleaning and sanitization to safeguard clients and staff from COVID-19.

“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 they live and work,” said Alexis Holzer, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance Independent Agent Giving Program Manager.

The Milwaukee community can get involved and give back to Sojourner Family Peace Center by spreading the word that Sojourner is open and available to assist with the critical needs of domestic violence survivors and their families. Their hotline is open 24 hours a day at (414) 933-2722 and for more information, visit https://familypeacecenter.org/.

“Domestic violence survivors need us now more than ever,” said Carmen Pitre, President and CEO of Sojourner Family Peace Center. “The stress and uncertainty of living amid COVID-19 makes it extraordinary difficult for survivors to seek safety and support and has had a devastating economic impact on agencies such as ours. This generous donation will help is remain operational and available to people living in violence. We are grateful for The Starr Group, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance’s commitment to our community.”

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.

For more information, visit www.agentgiving.com.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

Liberty Mutual’s purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. The promise we make to our customers throughout the world is to provide protection for the unexpected, delivered with care.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are the fifth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2018 gross written premium. We also rank 75th on the fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2018 revenue. We employ nearly 50,000 people in 30 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of small commercial insurance products and services through our independent agent partners, including business owners policy, comprehensive business package, inland marine, workers compensation and more.

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923, 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.

You can learn more about us by visiting www.Libertymutualinsurance.com and www.Safeco.com

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