Local Insurance Agent Earns Donation for First Responders
CF Alliance Insurance Services has been awarded $2,000, as a participant in the Safeco Insurance Change Agents campaign, to donate to the Taiwanese American First Responders Benevolent Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving their community’s safety and well-being by supporting public safety education with all first responders.
The program rewards independent agents whose volunteer efforts make a difference in their communities and recognizes that small, everyday steps can have a big local impact.
Jackie Fung of CF Alliance Insurance Services was one of two agents nationwide who garnered the most attention on social media for their charitable efforts related to fire safety in order to receive the $2,000 donation from Safeco Insurance. Agents were selected by submitting photos of their passion project, and 10 finalists were chosen. A Facebook album on the Safeco Insurance page was then created for a public voting contest. The two agents that received the most likes and comments on their photos are recognized nationally as Change Agents.
“Independent agents give back in all kinds of ways: As insurance professionals, they serve as trusted advisors to help people protect what matters most. As agency owners, many provide jobs and other benefits to the community,” said Lisa Fazio, Safeco Insurance Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager. “The Change Agents program recognizes agent’s passion projects to support causes and organizations that are meaningful to them.”
Jackie Fung from CF Alliance Insurance Services has been volunteering with her local police and fire departments to promote public safety on topics such as how to react to an active shooter, smoke detector safety, how to use fire extinguishers, protecting your children’s identity and more. Her events have become so successful over the last two years, that she now hosts classes across DC, Maryland and Virginia.
The Taiwanese American First Responders Benevolent Organization will use the $2,000 donation to provide Fung with the necessary training materials to enhance her events and continue working with local first responders and law enforcement agencies during these classes.
For more information about how independent agents give back and make a difference in their local communities visit the Safeco Change Agent website.
Caption: CF Alliance Insurance Services awards $2,000, as a participant in the Safeco Insurance Change Agents campaign, to the Taiwanese American First Responders Benevolent Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving their community’s safety and well-being by supporting public safety education with all first responders. Left to Right: John Cabrera, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing of CF Alliance, Marie-Tess Fitzpatrick, President of CF Alliance, Jackie Fung, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of CF Alliance and President of TAFR, Michelle Apilado, Customer Relations/Account Manager of CF Alliance and Kevin Fitzpatrick, IT Support/Database Manager of CF Alliance.