Brent’s Place Awarded $5,000 from CRS Insurance Brokerage through Liberty Mutual Insurance Company® and Safeco Insurance® 2023 Make More Happen™ Awards

Business and Professional

September 18, 2023

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have awarded CRS Insurance Brokerage a 2023 Make More Happen Award for its volunteerism with Brent’s Place, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, long-term home filled with hope for families facing a life-threatening medical crisis. The award includes an initial donation of $5,000 for Brent’s Place, which can be doubled to $10,000 just by having community supporters vote online.

The CRS Insurance Brokerage and Brent’s Place community story is highlighted on the official Make More Happen microsite at www.agentgiving.com/CRS-Insurance-Brokerage, where supporters can vote to help the team reach their donation goal. If the featured story receives a mix of at least 500 votes and comments, the $5,000 donation will be raised to $10,000.

When families must leave their hometowns in search of a medical miracle, Brent’s Place is there to soften their landing. As families arrive with a unique set of challenges, the donation will allow staff to respond to a changing set of needs while ensuring they receive required accommodations and support without additional financial burden.

“Our agency has a long-standing relationship with Brent’s Place and believes that they fill a crucial need in the community and are proud to support their mission,” said Jeff Berven, Principal at CRS Insurance. “We are grateful to Liberty Mutual and Safeco for providing much-needed funds to continue their impactful work and thrilled at the opportunity to double the donation by engaging the community in the voting process.”

Advocating for Brent’s Place since 2014, the CRS team supports various philanthropic campaigns throughout the year. Efforts include creating Valentine’s Day craft kits for kids, fulfilling family gift lists, providing recurring monetary donations, and more to provide a sense of normalcy for patients and their families living at Brent’s Place. 

“CRS Insurance Brokerage is a shining example of our independent agents’ endless dedication to their nonprofit partners through their volunteering, fundraising and overall awareness efforts,” said Brad Milley, Liberty Mutual Mountain Region Senior Territory Manager. “The Make More Happen Awards allow our agents to spread the word about their good deeds and we hope it inspires others in the Denver-area to get involved.”

Throughout 2023, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance will select up to 37 independent agents nationwide for a Make More Happen Award donating up to $370,000 to the nonprofits they support. Agencies became eligible for the award by submitting an application and photos demonstrating their commitment to a specific nonprofit.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance

At Liberty Mutual, we believe progress happens when people feel secure. By providing protection for the unexpected and delivering it with care, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.  In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, today we are the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer based on 2020 gross written premium. We also rank 71 on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2020 revenue. As of December 31, 2020, we had $43.8 billion in annual consolidated revenue. 

We employ over 45,000 people in 29 countries and economies around the world. We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, specialty lines, reinsurance, commercial multiple-peril, workers compensation, commercial automobile, general liability, surety, and commercial property. 

For more information, visit www.libertymutualinsurance.com

About Safeco Insurance

In business since 1923, Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 25,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company. You can learn more about us by visiting www.Libertymutualinsurance.com and www.Safeco.com

About CRS Insurance Brokerage

CRS is a Colorado-based company that has proudly served our community and businesses nationwide for over 30 years. We celebrate our communities, having dedicated time and resources to many charities and philanthropic groups since the very beginning. We are honored to support organizations such as Brent’s Place.

In 2022 our Chairman, Scott Metzger, took our dedication to giving back up a level and established CRS Gives Back Inc., a nonprofit striving to support underserved populations. Caring for others and reinvesting in our community is not only our responsibility but a privilege we wholeheartedly embrace. Our mission is to serve, offer hope, and enrich the lives of underserved families, and children in need.

We are proud to leverage our relationships with many valued and trusted partners like Safeco to help make a real difference in the lives of those we serve. Thanks to Brent’s Place for letting us be a part of such a wonderful cause. We are humbled and extremely grateful to be able to support their unwavering dedication to providing a safe home for families in need. For more information, please visit https://crsdenver.com/.

About Brent’s Place

Brent’s Place exists to be a safe, supportive, long-term home filled with hope for families facing a life-threatening medical crisis. As the only option for long-term, Safe-Clean housing in the Rocky Mountain West region that is tailored to support the entire family, Brent's Place offers a unique access point for lifesaving medical treatment.

In addition to providing a safe home away from home while patients receive treatment, Brent’s Place delivers comprehensive individualized family support that helps the patient and each resident cope with the stress of their medical journey, allowing families to focus on the hard work of healing.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, volunteers, supporters - and the shared commitment of our hospital partners - the doors of hope and healing remain open for families with no length of stay limits, and without additional financial burden. This allows caregivers to focus on their loved one’s treatment and recovery and their family’s well-being rather than the steep cost of relocation, housing, food, and other basic necessities. For more information, please visit https://www.brentsplace.org/.