Safeco Insurance Change Agent

Photo courtesy of Mariah Kulkin.

Jack Stone Insurance Agency announced it was awarded $2,000 as a participant in the Safeco Insurance Change Agents campaign.

The donation will go to the East County Veterans Support Services (ECVSS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans and military families transitioning from military service, as well as active-duty military and troops deployed. 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.

Jerry Stone of Jack Stone Insurance Agency was one of two agents nationwide who garnered the most attention on social media for their charitable efforts related to supporting troops and veterans 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 who received the most likes and comments on their photos are recognized nationally as Change Agents.

“Independent agents give back in all kinds of ways,” said Tamara Adams, Safeco Insurance Northern California territory manager. “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. The Change Agents program recognizes agent’s passion projects to support causes and organizations that are meaningful to them.”

ECVSS provides peer-to-peer support groups for returning veterans who are transitioning into the next phase of their lives. They offer free hot meals, food assistance, clothing, hygiene products, housewares and furniture. For the past few years, Jack Stone Insurance Agency has served as a food pantry donation drop site, they have sponsored dinners and they donated proceeds to ECVSS from their client referral program.

The awarded $2,000 funds will help replenish ECVSS’s food pantry, sponsor additional dinners and support their Christmas tree and toy drive for military families. For more information on East County Veterans Support Services, visit https://ecvss.org.

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