Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh/Morgantown awarded $5,000 donation from Howard Hanna

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance are proud to announce that Howard Hanna Insurance Services (HHIS) has earned a 2021 Make More Happen Award, which recognizes its exceptional volunteerism with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Pittsburgh and Morgantown and its commitment to making a positive change within their community. 

The New Pittsburgh Courier has learned that the award includes a $5,000 donation with a chance to double the amount to $10,000 that will directly benefit RMHC of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, a nonprofit organization who keeps families together during medical care.

Beginning Sept. 15, the story of HHIS and RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown will be featured on the official Make More Happen microsite, …allowing the nonprofit a chance to earn the additional $5,000. If the featured story receives at least 500 votes—shares to social media and comments on their story—the donation will be doubled to $10,000.

Since 2018, HHIS has actively supported RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown by preparing and providing hot meals, hosting donation drives and parties, donating spa packages, and gifting new toys for children and families staying at the house. As a result of COVID-19 safety protocols, HHIS gifts financial contributions to the house until they can resume on-site volunteering.

“We love this organization as it provides hope, connection, and friendship to families in despair,” said Danielle Shearer, Vice President and General Manager for Howard Hanna Insurance Services, in a release. “We are forever grateful to receive this Make More Happen Award from Liberty Mutual and Safeco to provide RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown with the much-needed funds to continue serving local families in need.”

Due to RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown’s commitment to never turn a family away, the Jacob Johnson Family Lodging Fund is a vital part of the Charity’s fundraising efforts. With support of the $10,000 donation, families will be able to find comfort and rest at RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown for around 500 nights.

 “We are so proud of our agents and their commitment to volunteering for important causes in their local communities to raise both funds and awareness,” said Jennifer Vickers-Bodnar, Safeco Insurance Mid-Atlantic Region Senior Territory Manager. “The Make More Happen Awards allow our agents to make an even greater impact in Pittsburgh and we hope it motivates others to do the same.”

 Throughout 2021, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance will select a total of 34 independent agents nationwide for a Make More Happen Award donating up to $340,000 to the nonprofits they support. Agencies became eligible for the award by submitting an application demonstrating their commitment to a specific nonprofit, along with photos of a project they worked on.

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About Howard Hanna Insurance Services

Howard Hanna Insurance Services is dedicated to providing you with the best insurance coverage and pricing for everything from your home to your auto, to your business and much more. Howard Hanna clients are paired with a professional insurance agent who will design a customized insurance plan to suit your needs.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown Inc., keeps families who must travel to the Pittsburgh and Morgantown areas together and near the pediatric medical care they need.  The charity provides family members with a place to sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. In addition, the charity operates the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in conjunction with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to provide convenient pediatric medical care to underserved communities.


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