Fire department gets grant

Staff report

KETTLERSVILLE — Kettlersville Van Buren Township Fire Department received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation thanks to the help of Leugers Insurance Agency.

The grant is part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program, which invites Westfield independent insurance agents to nominate local nonprofits in the areas of disaster recovery, insurance pathways, family stability or safety.

“Thanks to the generous donation from Westfield Insurance Foundation, we can increase the safety of our firemen by updating our equipment by purchasing new self-contained breathing apparatuses,” said Charles Axe, Kettlersville Van Buren Fire chief.

“We have strong relationships with our agents, and we value the important role they play in their communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chairmain and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman. “Our agents help provide peace of mind and security, and the Legacy of Caring fund is an extension of the fundamental role insurance plays every day stabilizing families, businesses and communities.”

“Leugers Insurance Agency and its employees are proud members of the Kettlersville community. Our collaboration with Westfield allows us to further our citizenship efforts and have impact in critically important initiatives,” said Brad Seitz, producer at Leugers Insurance Agency.

Kettlersville Van Buren Township Fire Department is one of 78 nonprofits nationwide receiving a Westfield Legacy of Caring grant, collectively totaling nearly $550,000. Westfield has distributed nearly $1.3 million since the onset of the Legacy of Caring program in 2015.

Staff report