ESCANABA — West Bend Insurance Company recently presented the Spirit of the Silver Lining Award to Garceau Insurance Agency for their ongoing support of Tri County Safe Harbor, Inc. Additionally, West Bend Insurance Company donated $5,000 to Tri County Safe Harbor, Inc. to help support their general operating expenses. Tri County Safe Harbor, Inc. receives federal and state grants to operate their programs, but the amount they receive is not enough to meet all their operating expenses throughout the year. Awards like this as well as donations from the community throughout the year are crucial in helping meet their needs and the needs of survivors that they serve.
“At West Bend, we have a proud tradition of giving back to the communities in which we do business,” said Kevin Steiner, president and CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance. “The Spirit of the Silver Lining Award is a unique program that allows us to express our gratitude to our agent partners on whom we rely on to identify the causes that matter most in our communities.”
Since 2006, West Bend has awarded nearly $2 million in grants, including $215,000 in 2021. These grants are used for sustaining support, special projects, or capital projects by nonprofit organizations representing a broad field of interests including, but not limited to, arts and culture; education; the environment; family, youth, and elderly; health and human services; medical research; and community development.