MANSFIELD — Safeco Insurance is pleased to announce that Hamilton Insurance Group Inc. has been named a 2019 Change Agent and has been awarded $2,000 to donate to the Visual Bucket List Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enabling children diagnosed with a visual impairment to cross items off of their visual bucket list and create lasting memories.
The Safeco Insurance Change Agents program recognizes independent agents who have made a difference through their volunteer efforts with local nonprofits in the areas of animal welfare, community safety, food insecurity, supporting troops and veterans, and education. Safeco acknowledges that small, everyday steps can have a big impact on local communities.
Christine Hamilton Myers of Hamilton Insurance Group and her husband Steven Hamilton Myers started Visual Bucket List after their daughter, Lizzy, was diagnosed at the age of 5 with Usher Syndrome Type 2A, a genetic disorder that causes hearing loss at birth and can lead to gradual vision loss.
After a local news story was picked up nationally about Lizzy, family, friends and even strangers came together and provided their family with an outpour of generosity and support to help Lizzy see the world to create memories that would last forever before her vision goes dark.
Her experiences even included a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy to meet and be blessed by the Pope. The awarded $2,000 funds will be used to ‘pay it forward’ and allow other children facing vision limitations to check off memorable experiences on their visual bucket list.
Based on the social media attention their charitable efforts garnered related to health and safety, Christine Hamilton Myers of Hamilton Insurance Group was one of two winners selected nationwide for a Change Agent award.
Agents were selected by submitting photos of their volunteerism, from which 10 finalists were chosen by Safeco. A Facebook album was then created on the Safeco Insurance page and the public was invited to vote. The two agents who received the most likes and comments on their photos were recognized nationally as Change Agents.
“The Change Agents program recognizes agents’ passion projects to support causes and organizations that are meaningful to them,” said Jacob Barnes, Safeco Insurance Northeast Ohio Territory Manager. “These independent agents serve as trusted advisors to help people protect what matters most while impacting their local communities.”
For more information about how independent agents give back and make a difference in their local communities visit https://www.safeco.com/agents-community and https://www.facebook.com/SafecoInsurance/.
About Safeco Insurance
In business since 1923, 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 2017 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual is ranked 68th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2017 revenue.
For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to www.Safeco.com.
About The Visual Bucket List
The Visual Bucket List Foundation is a 501(c)3 created as a pay it forward effort to help children who are or who will be faced with severe visual impairment or total loss of vision, experience lasting visual memories. The Visual Bucket List Foundation was created to help provide opportunities and experiences to children that have a visual impairment diagnosis. These opportunities are intended to be a special visual memory that will last a lifetime. Each case is meant to be unique and individualized based on the child’s personal visual bucket list and their capabilities. To find out more information, please visit https://www.thevisualbucketlistfoundation.com.
About Hamilton Insurance Group
Incorporated in 1992, Hamilton Insurance Group, Inc. and its family of agencies are leaders in providing quality protection for thousands of individuals, families and businesses throughout Ohio. By offering world class protection for auto, home, health, business, and life insurance, they make sure families covered today as well as in the future. Hamilton Insurance Services number 1 job is to assist clients in identifying their needs and problems, while putting together a customized plan that's simple and easy to understand. To find our more information, please visit https://www.hamiltonins.net.