Homeward Bound Awarded $5,000 from Marsh McLennan Agency through Liberty Mutual Insurance Company® and Safeco Insurance® 2023 Make More Happen™ Awards

Business and Professional

October 12, 2023

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have awarded Marsh McLennan Agency (formerly Lovitt Touché) a 2023 Make More Happen Award for its volunteerism with Homeward Bound, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the unique needs of families facing or experiencing homelessness through prevention, shelter, and after-care programs. The award includes an initial donation of $5,000 for Homeward Bound, which can be doubled to $10,000 just by having community supporters vote online. 
Starting Monday, October 2, the Marsh McLennan Agency and Homeward Bound community story has been highlighted on the official Make More Happen microsite at www.agentgiving.com/Lovitt-Touche, 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.  
Homeward Bound operates Thunderbirds Family Village (TFV), an on-campus emergency shelter and transitional housing program equipped with 76 fully furnished private apartments where families may stay for up to six months. TFV includes an onsite childcare facility, after-school programs, a family library, a teen center, an employment lab, emergency pantries, a laundry facility, and case management services. The $10,000 donation will help the organization advance its mission of supporting families experiencing homelessness through its Shelter and Community Services Programs. 
Our agency is proud to support Homeward Bound for its model of support that has continued to generate an average success rate of 85%, helping families triumph over homelessness,” said Julie Friedly, Principal at Marsh McLennan Agency. “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.” 
Marsh McLennan Agency has been involved with Homeward Bound for the last 15 years through volunteering, fundraising, board participation, and advocacy programs. Through sponsorship of the nonprofit’s fundraisers like the Toast! Signature fundraiser, the agency has witnessed the true impact of their support for families directly impacted through the organization’s programs. In addition to Friedly serving as an active board member for Homeward Bound, the agency also supports Homeward Bound by actively volunteering on campus every quarter, helping organize emergency food and home goods pantries, and painting the apartments that will be occupied by families experiencing homelessness.  
Marsh McLennan Agency is a shining example of our independent agents’ endless dedication to their nonprofit partners through their volunteering, fundraising and overall awareness efforts,” said Hassib Kabir, Safeco Insurance 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 Phoenix 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 Marsh McLennan Agency 
Marsh McLennan Agency (MMA) provides business insurance, employee health & benefits, retirement, and private client insurance solutions to organizations and individuals seeking limitless possibilities. With 10,000 colleagues and 170 offices across North America, we combine the personalized service model of a local consultant with the global resources of the world’s leading professional services firm, Marsh McLennan. For more information, please visit marshmma.com 
About Homeward Bound 
Homeward Bound serves the needs of families facing homelessness with a focus on keeping families together, providing immediate shelter and tools needed to get into permanent housing quickly. The success of Homeward Bound’s tailored program is in the numbers; 90% of Homeward Bound parents will learn needed skills to stabilize their family finances and emotionally support their children and 83% of Homeward Bound families will transition into permanent housing within one year. For more information, visit www.homewardboundaz.org.