Safeco Insurance™ recognizes Lori Bonomo as a Community Hero

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 17, 2011) — Safeco Insurance has named Lori Bonomo a Community Hero for her work with the Kiwanis Club of Silver City Community Foundation, which will receive a $5,000 donation from Safeco on behalf of Bonomo and the Carson Insurance Agency, Silver City, NM.

Bonomo was nominated for the Safeco Community Hero award by Heather Donaghe, producer, and Bob and Alma Carson, owners, of the Carson Insurance Agency.

Each year Safeco celebrates local heroes who make a positive difference through its Agent Giving Program that’s designed to focus on three areas: education, health and safety, and civic engagement.

“Safeco applauds community heroes, like Lori, who share their gifts for giving and action,” said Brenda Mann Harrison, manager, Safeco Insurance Agent Giving Program. “We also thank the Carson Insurance Agency for nominating Lori and its commitment to community involvement.”

Bonomo, past president of the Kiwanis Club of Silver City Community Foundation, volunteers countless hours for Kiwanis. Among the most fulfilling work she does through the local chapter is helping young residents learn the importance of community service, which is the guiding force behind every Kiwanis chapter.

Terrific Kids, Builders Club and Key Club are three of Kiwanis’s programs dedicated to children of various ages. Today's children are, after all, the next generation of leaders, whether that leadership will be local, national or global. Kiwanis International's Terrific Kids program promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance. Students and their teachers set goals for everything from attendance and schoolwork to healthy behavior and peer relationships.

Bonomo also stays involved with the community's young generation through Kiwanis's Builders Club, a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations. Young participants develop leadership skills, improve their self-esteem, increase their civic engagement and learn life skills through community service. The Key Club is for teens with a focus on a variety of projects, including fundraisers.

Help a community hero do more

You can help Bonomo do more for Kiwanis Club of Silver City Community Foundation – or any of the other Safeco Community Heroes – by participating in the “Vote for your favorite Safeco Community Hero” online event.

Take a look at the inspiring stories and photos of all 14 Safeco Community Heroes, then vote for your favorite one. The charity supported by the Safeco Community Hero receiving the most votes will get an additional $5,000 check from Safeco Insurance!

You can vote once per day until the contest ends 11 p.m. PDT, Aug. 29. You may vote only if you are age 13 or older.

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 global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2012 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 81st on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2012 revenue.

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