Safeco Insurance™ recognizes Mark Soule as a Community Hero

Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 24, 2011) — Safeco Insurance has named Mark Soule a Community Hero for his work with Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (CAP), which will receive a $5,000 donation from Safeco on behalf of Soule and MGM Associates Penfield, N.Y.

Soule was nominated for the Safeco Community Hero award by Michael Montag, president, of MGM Associates of Rochester.

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 Mark, who share their gifts for giving and action,” said Brenda Mann Harrison, manager, Safeco Insurance Agent Giving Program. “We also thank the MGM Associates of Rochester for nominating Mark and its commitment to community involvement.”

Mark Soule has been associated with Children Awaiting Parents, Inc. (CAP), for his entire life. He was adopted into the diverse Soule family when he was only 14 days old, becoming the littlest brother to four adopted siblings of various races. His mother, Peggy, helped found CAP, based in Rochester, New York. She served as its executive director for many years. Mark has since stepped into his mother's role as executive director, helping continue her work to ensure that every child gets a "forever family."

CAP advocates nationally for adoption-friendly policies and adoption from foster care. It serves only children in foster care who have waited the longest: teens, minorities, sibling groups who want to stay together, and children with emotional, mental and/or physical disabilities.

Help a local hero do more

You can help Soule do more for CAP – 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 the 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 insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 76th on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2013 revenue.

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