Oakland Insurance Agency Helps Crossroads of Michigan Bring Help, Hope and Greater Stability to Families of Metro Detroit
Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Metro Detroit Community
Left to Right: Ann Wegrzynowicz (Oakland Insurance/Crossroads Volunteer), Ashliegh Mitchell (Crossroads Development Director) and Laura Rhoades (Oakland Insurance Controller)
Detroit, Michigan, August 27, 2019 -- Crossroads of Michigan was nominated by Oakland Insurance Agency to receive a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation to help Crossroads of Michigan as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies, it’s about going above and beyond to help people and families grow and prosper. Lending a hand to friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents, like Oakland Insurance Agency, are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety.
“At Oakland Insurance Agency we want every member of our community to grow and experience a vibrant future,” said John G. Growney, President. “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield, which allows our agency to honor its commitment of enhancing and helping educate the communities where we live and work.”
“We are so grateful for the generous support of Westfield Insurance Foundation and Oakland Insurance Agency said Ashliegh Mitchell, Associate Director. “The Legacy of Caring grant will have a direct impact on addressing client and family obstacles such as lack of identification documents, transportation assistance, unemployment barriers and parenting resources and will help us provide the support and hope needed to be successful.
This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than a half million dollars to neighborhoods in 15 states. Oakland Insurance Agency is one of 76 agencies that nominated a nonprofit, including Crossroads of Michigan, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing over $2 million in the last five years.
“Together with our agency partners, Westfield continues to build on the strong commitment to caring that the founders of our company imagined,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman. “At Westfield, we want to give our communities everything we can: Protection, safety and support and our commitment doesn’t stop there.”
About Oakland Insurance Agency
Oakland Insurance Agency has been serving the Metro Detroit Area, and surrounding communities, for nearly 30 years. They are dedicated to the principles of integrity, commitment, and security, and are proud to offer superior insurance products and customer service to families and businesses throughout the State of Michigan. Find out more about Oakland Insurance at www.oaklandinsurance.com.
About Crossroads of Michigan
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy and counseling to any family of person in need. Crossroads offers assistance in the form of a hand-up. We work with our clients to meet their immediate needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the likelihood of problems in the future.
About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster recovery and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.