Safeco® Insurance and Greater Cincinnati Agents Donate $25,000 to help Shriners Hospital

Cincinnati, OH – December 2, 2009— Greater Cincinnati Safeco® Insurance agents are donating $25,000 to the Cincinnati Shriners Hospital.

The grants, part of a fall campaign Safeco sponsored to support the work of more than 70 independent agents in Greater Cincinnati, will enable the Cincinnati hospital to continue providing top notch pediatric care to patients nationwide without financial obligation to patients or families. The Cincinnati hospital provides specialty pediatric care to children with orthopedic conditions, burns of all degrees, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.

"We are so grateful to Safeco for their generosity. The agents have worked tirelessly and demonstrated tremendous leadership in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children. Our continued partnership will have a positive impact on our patients and their families for years to come," said Ronald R. Hitzler, hospital administrator, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati

Safeco encourages its local agent partners to be active contributors to the communities they serve. The Agent Giving Program recognizes outstanding local insurance agents and their community commitments.

"Safeco is proud to support its independent agents as they help the neighbors and residents of the communities they serve including wonderful organizations like Shriners Hospitals for Children," said Safeco’s Marketing Director in the Mid-Atlantic Region Christina Berg.

The Safeco Agent Giving Program focuses on agent community involvement in education, health and safety, civic engagement, along with community and economic development initiatives.

For more information about the Safeco Agent Giving Program, visit

About Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is an international health care system dedicated to providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services with no financial obligation to the patients or their families.

The Shriners Hospital for Children — Cincinnati is a regional referral pediatric burn center serving the Midwest and Southeastern United States. The hospital is the only verified pediatric burn center and Magnet™ recognized hospital in the Tri-state region. For more information, please visit

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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