Local Liberty Mutual Insurance Offices Nominate Seven Dallas-Fort Worth Non-Profit Causes to Receive Funding Through 'Like My Community' Facebook Campaign
BOSTON, June 25 -- Liberty Mutual Group issued the following news release:
Liberty Mutual Insurance (http://www.libertymutual.com/), one of the nation's leading auto and home insurers with eight greater Dallas-Fort Worth offices, today launched the return of its 'Like My Community Project,' a Facebook-based campaign to provide $100,000 in support to local Dallas-Fort Worth non-profit causes. Seven organizations identified by Liberty Mutual's local employees will vie for residents' votes on Facebook, with the top three charities each receiving $30,000 and the four runners-up each earning $2,500. Dallas-Fort Worth residents can cast one vote daily for their favorite causes from June 25 through August 20 at facebook.com/libertydallas. An additional daily vote can be cast by texting "LMDAL" to 61698 and selecting the preferred cause. Liberty Mutual will announce the winners in late August.
This marks the second year Liberty Mutual Insurance has presented the Like My Community Project in Dallas-Fort Worth. In 2011, area residents chose the following organizations to receive $30,000 in funding from Liberty Mutual Insurance: Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers, The Miracle League of Frisco, and The Samaritan Inn. Last year's runners-up, each earning $2,500, were Big Thought, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind and Family Resource Center of North Texas. This year's seven non-profit nominees are new to the Like My Community Project.
The Liberty Mutual Dallas-Fort Worth area branch offices nominated this year's causes for their tremendous impact on the local community. "Our local Liberty Mutual employees and agents are committed to helping customers protect their cars and homes, and are equally passionate about this community as a great place to live and work," said Jeremy Hohn, area manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance, the nation's eighth-largest auto and home insurer. "The Like My Community Project received overwhelming support from the Dallas-Fort Worth community last year, and we look forward to raising awareness of these inspiring causes and engaging with the local residents to provide much needed funds to support their programs and services."
Large, three-dimensional Facebook "Like" buttons have been installed at four locations across the Metroplex to promote the campaign and to prominently identify the nominated Like My Community causes. The installations are located at the Allen Premium Outlets; Firewheel Town Center in Garland; the North East Mall in Hurst; and the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco.
Each of these worthy organizations also are featured in a short video on the Like My Community Dallas Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/libertydallas), offering a behind-the-scenes look at each cause and the people they serve or missions they accomplish.
Dallas-Fort Worth Like My Community nominees include:
* Family Gateway (http://www.familygateway.org/) - Provides transitional housing and comprehensive services to families with children in Dallas County experiencing homelessness.
* Frisco Family Services (http://www.friscocenter.org/) - Serves the families and individuals of Frisco and surrounding areas by providing a safety-net to support their independence.
* Heroes for Children (http://www.heroesforchildren.org/) - Provides financial and social assistance to families with battling cancer, to help relieve strain and stress during this difficult time in their lives.
* Jonathan's Place (http://www.jpkids.org/) - Provides safe, loving homes and specialized services for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.
* North Texas Food Bank (http://www.ntfb.org/) - Distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 1,000 feeding programs in 13 North Texas counties.
* This Side Up Family Center (http://www.thissideupfamily.org/) - Aims to strengthen the family unit through intentional fun, connection and education at one great location.
* Wilkinson Center (http://thewilkinsoncenter.org/dallas/) - A poverty rescue and prevention agency for the working poor that offers hope, inspiration, and the basic necessities and tools to empower its clients to become self-sufficient and improve their lives.
More than 100 Liberty Mutual sales and customer service agents serve the auto and home insurance needs of greater Dallas-Fort Worth residents from eight local offices in Arlington, Las Colinas, Frisco, Highland Village, Keller, McKinney, Plano and Rowlett.
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