Empty Bowls of Owensboro Awarded $5,000 from EM Ford 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 EM Ford a 2023 Make More Happen Award for its volunteerism with Empty Bowls of Owensboro, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money to assist organizations whose primary role is fighting hunger and raise awareness about the issues of food security. The award includes an initial donation of $5,000 for Empty Bowls of Owensboro, which can be doubled to $10,000 just by having community supporters vote online.

The EM Ford and Empty Bowls of Owensboro community story is highlighted on the official Make More Happen microsite at www.agentgiving.com/EM-Ford, 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. The organization will utilize the funds to aid organizations who feed the hunger stricken across Owensboro.

“We at EM Ford feel it's important to support the issue of food insecurity in our community and contribute to making a difference for those in need,” said Tina Taylor, EM Ford Personal Lines Agent. “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 just by calling on the community to show their support.”

Since 2016, EM Ford has actively volunteered with the organization and attended fundraising events including silent auctions and bowl making events. The agency team alongside community members craft bowls which are purchased for a donation and all proceeds raised are awarded to local pantries or soup kitchens. The agency also assists in the filming of promotional videos for the nonprofit to garner additional awareness and funds. 

“EM Ford is a shining example of our independent agents’ endless dedication to their nonprofit partners through their volunteering, fundraising and overall awareness efforts,” said Amy Geary Holley, Safeco Insurance Mid-Atlantic 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 Owensboro 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 EM Ford

Established in 1925, EM Ford is a full-service independent insurance and financial planning agency serving Kentucky and beyond. Offering personal and business insurance, financial planning and employee benefits, EM Ford’s mission is to protect our clients’ assets, secure their future and provide them with the peace of mind they deserve. For more information about EM Ford, visit www.emford.com

About Empty Bowls Of Owensboro

Feeding Hungry People one Bowl at a Time. Empty Bowls of Owensboro, KY is part of a national grassroots movement to raise money to assist organizations whose primary role is fighting hunger. The Empty Bowls of Owensboro, KY committee seeks to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food insecurity and bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist in our communities. For more information, please visit https://www.eboky.org/