Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Contest Now Open for Summer Voting

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 28, 2014) — The public is invited to vote online or leave a virtual cheer for their favorite entry in the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Contest for summer, which features 30 independent insurance agencies and the nonprofits they support through volunteer service.

When the contest ends Aug. 18, Safeco will donate $10,000 to the nonprofit with the most votes and $5,000 to the runner-up. All charities featured in the contest will receive an additional $500 check from Safeco if the total votes for all entries reach a goal of 25,000.

All independent insurance agencies spotlighted in the current contest were selected for a Make More Happen Award for the 2014 summer cycle. Make More Happen Awards are given to independent Safeco agencies that make more happen in their communities by volunteering for qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations focused on education, health and safety or civic engagement. The award honors the agency’s volunteer efforts with a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance to the nonprofit organization it supports.

“We invite everyone to join our summer efforts to honor the good work of our independent agents and nonprofits by cheering or voting in the Make More Happen Contest,” said Matthew Nickerson, president, Safeco Insurance. “The contest and award program are just one of ways Safeco recognizes our independent agent partners who are committed to doing more in their communities.”

To participate by voting or virtually cheering, visit:

To view all 30 recipients of the Make More Happen Awards for summer 2014, visit:

Make More Happen Awards are given during each of three review periods in 2014 – spring, summer and fall – for a total of 90 awards. All Make More Happen Award recipients for each round will be featured in an online voting event that will provide the opportunity for nonprofits to receive additional donations from Safeco based on voting results.

Karen Pevenstein

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.

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