Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Bradford County Community

Bradford County, PA – May 27, 2020 – United Way of Bradford County was nominated by Gannon Associates Insurance to receive a grant to support their COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies, it’s about going above and beyond to help people and families grow and prosper. Lending a hand to friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents, like Gannon Associates Insurance, are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety.

“With the pandemic, Westfield’s Legacy of Caring program became even more relevant because it will take months, and maybe years, to return to the stability and security people and businesses, including nonprofits, enjoyed before a disaster happened,” said Mark Gannon, CEO.

 “We are so grateful for the generous support of the United Way” said Kerri Strauss, Executive Director. “The Legacy of Caring grant will have a direct impact on our COVID-19 Relief and Response Fund and will help us provide the support and hope needed to be successful.”

This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than a half million dollars to neighborhoods across the country. Gannon Associates Insurance is one of 50 agencies that nominated a nonprofit, including the United Way of Bradford County, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing over $3 million since 2015 including this $15,000 donation to the United Way of Bradford County.

“Together with our agency partners, Westfield continues to build on the strong commitment to caring that the founders of our company imagined,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  “At Westfield, we want to give our communities everything we can: Protection, safety and support and our commitment doesn’t stop there.”

Gannon Associates Insurance has been your local independent insurance agency since 1973. Currently we have 12 office locations and a service area that cover Pennsylvania, New York and other surrounding states. Our mission is to strive to build customer loyalty – serving our customers by partnering with them in the management of the risks they face and delivering the best available product at a competitive price with unparalleled service. Working with over 80 different insurance companies, Gannon Associates Insurance has a wide variety of insurance options for your business, home, auto, health, life, and even farm!

United Way of Worldwide is the national organization dedicated to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities, with a vision of “We will build a stronger America by mobilizing our communities to improve people’s lives”. The United Way of Bradford County chapter is focused on carrying this mission and vision to our community of Bradford County, PA and surrounding communities.

United Way of Bradford County now supports 48 organizations who are doing the very best programming in the region. They are all held accountable for results – the local United Way volunteer board of directors, allocations and campaign committees manage, invest, and distribute all monies locally which has a tremendous impact on thousands of people in Bradford County.

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster recovery and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.