12-07-2009 10:53 AM CET - Health & Medicine

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

Press release from: EMG

Cincinnati, OH – December 4, 2009 — Greater Cincinnati Safeco® Insurance agents are donating $25,000 to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati.
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 burn care to children from more than 22 states and many foreign countries.
"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 www.SafecoGives.com.

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 orthopaedic 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 www.shrinershospitals.org.
About Safeco
In business since 1923 and based in Seattle, Safeco sells insurance to drivers and homeowners through a network of independent agents and brokers in eight regions throughout the U.S. Safeco is part of Liberty Mutual Agency Markets, a business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, consisting of property and casualty and specialty insurance carriers that distribute their products and services primarily through independent agents and brokers. Liberty Mutual Group ranks 86th on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2008 revenues.

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