$1.5 Million, 50,000 Volunteer Hours Donated During IICF Bridgeweek

November 21, 2003

The insurance industry in the East Bay put down their pencils and put on their work clothes again this year in celebration of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Bridge Week.

Teams of volunteers from local insurance agent’s offices and companies went to work donating three or four hours at various local non-profit organizations. Statewide, there were over 50,000 volunteer hours donated and over $1.5 million donated.

Three teams of volunteers representing the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation – Child Abuse Prevention Program (IICF-CAPP) volunteered at two Concord non-profit organizations to help out in their community.

Two different teams worked at the Child Abuse Prevention Council in Concord. They sorted literature and placed it in “baby bags” to be distributed to nine hospitals in Contra Costa County. Over 2,000 bags were prepared, which is a little over a two month supply. Still a third team grabbed paintbrushes and shovels at the Family Stress Center. The interior walls were given a fresh coat of paint and the exterior grounds received fresh gravel.

The volunteers and their companies included Cathie Speakman – Golden Eagle Insurance Company; Insurance Educational Association Richard and Nancy Coskran; Talbot Insurance – Janet Farr and Chris Behrens; Diablo Valley Insurance – Jennifer Amador; R. C. Fischer Insurance – Sharon Delano, Cynthia Rucker; Julia Alexander – Bay Risk Insurance; Sharon Schweitzer – Arthur J. Gallagher; Rick Fowler; Linda Grace – Centurian Insurance and IIW Insurance – Elizabeth Parker.

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