Serving Those Who Served Our Country – Vets Returning Home Awarded $10,000

Thanks to the communities’ support, Vets Returning Home, a nonprofit and non-government funded organization dedicated to helping veterans transition into stable lives, was officially awarded a $10,000 donation from Sterling Heights-based Sterling Insurance Group through the 2019 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Awards.

The organization operates a 11,000 square foot facility with 43 beds in Roseville and offers services including employment readiness training, job placement assistance, disability benefit connection, legal support and life skills training. These funds will be used directly by Vets Returning Home to purchase a new van for the facility to help transport Veterans to VA offices and job interviews.

Sterling Insurance Group originally received $5,000 for Vets Returning Home through a submission process, and Safeco offered Joe Haney, President and Principal at Sterling Insurance Group, an additional chance to raise even more funds through social media support via the official Safeco Insurance Facebook page. Together, they were able to raise an additional $5,000 by having their story shared on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at least 250 times over the course of a week to total the donation to $10,000.

About Sterling Insurance Group
Since its inception in 1996, Sterling Insurance Group has been one of the fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in the country. Sterling Insurance Group – which is a Top 150 Firm out of 37,000 nationwide – is a full-service brokerage with 4 offices spanning Michigan, more than 100 employees and over $355M in projected premiums. Sterling is your resource for enterprise risk management, business insurance, personal insurance and employee benefits services. Sterling Insurance Group has relationships with more than 100 national insurance carriers to provide clients instant access to the most competitive insurance markets in the business. In addition to being the only Michigan-based member of the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN), Sterling has been honored to receive distinguished awards for sales leadership and customer service, including:

MAX Performer Award from MarshBerry (2018)
50 Most Admired Companies Award from The Silicon Review (2018)
Top Performing Personal Lines Agency from Hanover (2019)
Top 10 Agency in Michigan by Auto-Owners Insurance (2019)
Make More Happen Award from Safeco (2018, 2019)
Best Practices Agency from Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (2019)

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Joan Dalgleish
Director of Marketing
Sterling Insurance Group | 586.685.0137