The United Way of Logan County was nominated by CoverLink Insurance to receive a $5,000 donation to help the Logan County community as part of Westfield’s Legacy of Caring program.
Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents, like CoverLink Insurance, are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The Westfield Insurance Foundation, an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield, awards the donation as an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty.
This year, the grant program, funded by Westfield Insurance Foundation, is focused on supporting nonprofits that are helping families and businesses stabilize and recover from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the last 15 months, nonprofits became increasingly important as the number of people in need increased while funding support simultaneously evaporated.
“As our businesses and schools reopen and ‘return to normal,’ Westfield’s Legacy of Caring program reminds us that it may take years to return to the stability and security people and businesses, including nonprofits, enjoyed before the pandemic happened,” said Tim O’Rielley, CoverLink senior insurance adviser.
“For many, COVID-19 was an inconvenience and life has long since returned to normal,” said Dave Bezusko, United Way of Logan County executive director. “But for others, the impact continues. This generous gift exhibits the on-going commitment of the CoverLink family to care for our community and will enable us to respond to various financial and mental health challenges that linger.
“Just as CoverLink Insurance has served Logan County families for generations with coverage for times of unexpected need, so too has United Way responded with humanitarian help when our community members need it most.”
The Westfield Insurance Foundation will donate more than $600,000 dollars to neighborhoods across the country. CoverLink Insurance is one of nearly 100 agencies that nominated a nonprofit, including United Way of Logan County, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Working with their independent agents, Westfield has distributed more than $3 million since 2015.