Safeco Insurance announces top two Community Heroes

Seattle, Wash. (Dec. 15, 2011) — Carol Gresham and Dave Mason are the first-place and runner-up winners in the “Vote for your favorite Safeco® Community Hero” online event. This two-week event asked you to vote for your favorite community hero from a roster of 12 individuals we had selected to receive the Safeco Community Hero Award.

Both of these top two community heroes have won an additional grant from Safeco Insurance for the charities they support. Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas, Inc. will receive $10,000 on behalf of Gresham. Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties will receive $5,000 on behalf of Mason.

These donations are in addition to the $5,000 award that Safeco made to each organization on behalf of the two individuals for being named a Safeco Community Hero in November.

Gresham and Mason and the other individuals featured in “Vote for your favorite Safeco Community Hero” were nominated by Safeco agents across the country through the Safeco Insurance Agent Giving Program. Gresham was nominated by Steve Capps, principal, Capps Insurance Agency Mount Pleasant, Texas. Mason was nominated by Addison Koella, president, Herron-Connell Insurance Oak Ridge, Tenn.

You can read the inspiring stories of all 12 Safeco Community Heroes and comments left by voters here.

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 Insurance is ranked 73rd on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2015 revenue.

For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to

© 2017 Liberty Mutual Insurance, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116

Insurance is offered by Safeco Insurance Company of America and/or its affiliates, with their principal place of business at 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116. This website provides a simplified description of coverage. Nothing stated herein creates a contract. All statements made are subject to the provisions, exclusions, conditions and limitations of the applicable insurance policy. Please refer to actual policy forms for complete details regarding the coverage discussed. If the information in these materials conflicts with the policy language that it describes, the policy language prevails. Coverages and features not available in all states. Eligibility is subject to meeting applicable underwriting criteria.