United Fire Group Recognizes Agents, Employee for Community Service

January 18, 2016

Cedar Rapids-based United Fire Group (UFG) has honored two agents and one employee with its Scotty McIntyre, Jr. “Go Beyond” award that recognizes individuals for their exemplary community service efforts.

Property/casualty agent Garrett Jerue is the co-founder of Hope Lives Foundation, an organization that helps mentor children and young adult cancer patients in Western Wisconsin. The foundation focuses its efforts on two priorities: preventing cancer through healthy living, and providing support for survivors and their families through mentoring and fundraising efforts.

Life agent Mark Friese is a volunteer at Public Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter (PADS), an organization focused on helping the homeless based in Libertyville, Illinois. The shelter provides for homeless men, women and children who have no home or meals. Basic living necessities such as clothing, toothbrushes and reading material are also provided within an environment that promotes dignity for all individuals.

UFG employee Karen Hernandez is the volunteer director of ReDirect Nuevo Camino, an organization dedicated to at risk youth in Lincoln, California. The organization promotes integrity and accountability by encouraging young people to hold themselves and their peers to the highest standards. Through counseling and support, the organization promotes the benefits of pursuing a college education.

In the spirit of community service and in the name of each award recipient, UFG contributed $5,000 to the three community service organizations: Hope Lives Foundation, PADS and ReDirect Nuevo Camino.

Source: United Fire Group Inc.

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