Who’s your favorite Safeco Insurance® Community Hero for fall?

Seattle, Wash. (Oct. 8, 2012) — Safeco Insurance is celebrating 15 community heroes from across the country in the “Vote for your favorite Safeco® Community Hero” fall event.

These heroes have dedicated themselves to making a difference in their communities, and Safeco Insurance is recognizing their service with a $5,000 donation to each of the nonprofit organizations they support.

You can help one of these local heroes do even more for their community by voting for your favorite today and once every 24 hours until 10 a.m. PDT Oct. 29 when the “Vote for your favorite Safeco Community Hero” contest will end. The local hero with the most votes will win an additional $10,000 from Safeco for his or her favorite charity, and the runner-up will get $5,000.

“Before you select your favorite hero, take time to read the stories about all 15 amazing individuals,” said Brenda Mann Harrison, manager of the Community Hero Award program for Safeco Insurance. “But be prepared – you might find yourself reaching for a tissue or doing a lot of smiling. The stories are inspiring, and Safeco appreciates the independent agents who took the time to share them by nominating their local heroes.”

Safeco Community Heroes are chosen from nominations submitted by local Safeco agents across the country through the Safeco Insurance® Agent Giving Program, which is designed to recognize people and organizations that positively impact their communities through a focus on education, health and safety or civic engagement.

Congratulations to the Safeco Community Heroes and charities featured in the fall voting event:

  • Michael Anton of Duneland Education Foundation, Chesterton, IN; nominated by Kathryn Byrnes, Anton Insurance Agency, Chesterton, IN
  • Tama Clapper of Blessings in a Backpack, Campbell County, WY; nominated by Emily Dean, account executive, Tegeler and Associates, Gillette, WY
  • Joseph DeMarco of Wings Flights of Hope, Orchard Park, NY; nominated by Richard P. Schunke Sr., proprietor, Schunke Insurance Agency, Seneca, NY
  • Glenn Harris of the Callaway County United Way, Fulton, MO; nominated by Tammy Wickham, office manager, Naught-Naught Agency, Fulton, MO
  • Don Hiller of Pigeon Key Foundation, Marathon, FL; nominated by Bud Hornbeck, CEO, Lutgert Insurance, Marco Island, FL
  • Kenneth Howell of the Erath Volunteer Fire Rescue Team, Stephenville, TX; nominated by Dewayne Elston, agent, SIG/Ridge T. Agency, Stephenville, TX
  • Roger Johnsen of Rapid City Club for Boys, Rapid City, SD; nominated by Chris Schmid, vice president, Schmid Insurance Agency, Inc., Rapid City, SD
  • Edward Lynch of Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust, Vancouver, WA; nominated by Bruce Davidson, principal, and Bryce Davidson, producer, Davidson Insurance, Vancouver, WA
  • Beth McConnell of Providence House, Cleveland, OH; nominated by James McConnell, president, Professional Insurance Management, Chesterland, OH
  • Melissa McDaniel of Gem / Boise County 4-H Program, Emmett, ID; nominated by Karol Burlile, agent, Three Rivers Insurance, Emmett, ID
  • Justin Peterson of Inland Northwest Honor Flight, Spokane, WA; nominated by Tamara Bowman, producer and office manager, Chewelah Insurance Agency, Chewelah, WA
  • David Schneider of the Arc of San Diego, San Diego, CA; nominated by Ginger Hodges-Rodigo, customer service representative, Michael Ehrenfeld Company, San Diego, CA
  • Harry Schulman of South Shore Mental Health, Quincy, MA; nominated by John Zawilinski, chief operating officer, HUB International New England, Norwell, MA
  • Saul Spodek of Kiwanis Club of Squirrel Hill Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA; nominated by Spodek Insurance Agency, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dale Tompkins of United Way of Suwannee Valley, Lake City, FL; nominated by the Wheeler Agency, John Wheeler, owner and principal, The Wheeler Agency, Inc., Lake City, FL

Vote for your favorite Safeco Community Hero here: http://promoshq.wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/296757

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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.

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