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Utah County Search and Rescue to Receive $10,000 Donation from Insure Pro Powered by Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award

Volunteers Received Community Support on Social Media to Increase Total Donation to Assist in Additional Rescue Missions

Utah County Search and Rescue was awarded a $10,000 donation from Insure Pro through the 2017 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award program. (L to R)- Brandon Scott, Insure Pro and Utah County Search and Rescue; Gabriel Valenzuela, Safeco Insurance and Torry Wilcox, Insure Pro.

Press Release – DRAPER, Utah (August 8, 2017) — Utah County Search and Rescue will receive a $10,000 donation from Insure Pro in celebration of the agency earning a 2017 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for demonstrating extraordinary volunteerism to make positive change happen in their community. The donation will assist the rescue group in their mission to provide effective rescue services throughout the county at no cost.

Insure Pro originally received $5,000 for Utah County Search and Rescue through a submission process, and this year, Safeco offered agents an additional opportunity to help the causes they care about most. Brandon Scott, an independent agent for Insure Pro, and Utah County Search and Rescue had a story about positive community change featured on Safeco.com. Together, they were able to raise an additional $5,000 by their story being shared on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at least 50 times.

“We appreciate the community support to raise the additional funds and we are honored to be able to provide Utah County Search and Rescue with an even larger donation,” said Gabriel Valenzuela, Safeco Insurance Mountain Region territory manager. “Safeco’s Make More Happen Awards recognize agents who are committed to making a difference in their local communities, and we want to encourage them and citizens in their area to directly support local charities.”

Safeco’s Make More Happen Awards focus on non-profits in the areas of health and safety, education and civil service. Insure Pro was originally selected for a Make More Happen Award based on a photo and application demonstrating its commitment to Utah County Search and Rescue, which is composed of more than 50 volunteers serving communities across the county.

With the donation, the rescue team will be able to purchase essential rescue gear ranging from basic boots and gloves to more expensive tools necessary to perform rope rescue missions. The $10,000 is especially meaningful to the team because the organization runs almost exclusively on the contributions of volunteers and their supporters.

Throughout 2017, Safeco will select a total of 23 independent agents for the awards and donate up to $230,000 to the charitable organizations they support. The Make More Happen Awards are a part of Safeco Insurance’s Agent Giving Program.

Read their full story and more about the awards program at www.safeco.com/make-more-happen/winners

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.

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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