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Pictured from left to right:  Matt Simon, CoverLink Insurance Vice President; Larry Middaugh, CoverLink Insurance Account Executive; Sara Stierhoff, RTC Associate; and Tonya Reed, RTC Industries Executive Director.

NEWS RELEASE Bellefontaine, Ohio August 20, 2019 — Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Bellefontaine Community

RTC Industries was nominated by CoverLink Insurance to receive a $5,000 grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation to help individuals with developmental disabilities become successfully employed in our local community as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies, it’s about going above and beyond to help people and families grow and prosper. Lending a hand to friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents, like CoverLink Insurance, are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety.

“At CoverLink Insurance, we want every member of our community to grow and experience a vibrant future,” said Matt Simon, Vice President. “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield that allows our agency to honor its commitment to enhancing and helping educate the communities where we live and work.”

We are thrilled that this grant can directly help someone like Sara to become employed in our community and to obtain on-the-job customer service skills and training.

“We feel honored to have the opportunity to give back to our community and to work with such great organizations like RTC Industries and Westfield Insurance,” said Larry Middaugh, Account Executive. “At CoverLink, we truly do believe that people are more important than policies.”

“We are so grateful for the generous support to RTC Industries,” said Tonya Reed, Executive Director. “The Legacy of Caring grant will have a direct impact on RTC’s ability to provide quality job training for persons with developmental disabilities and will help us provide the support and hope needed to be successful.”

This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than a half-million dollars to neighborhoods in 15 states. CoverLink Insurance is one of 76 agencies that nominated a nonprofit, including RTC Industries, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses, and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with its independent agents in distributing over $2 million in the last five years.

“Together with our agency partners, Westfield continues to build on the strong commitment to caring that the founders of our company imagined,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  “At Westfield, we want to give our communities everything we can: Protection, safety and support and our commitment doesn’t stop there.”

About RTC

RTC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that began in 1970 to assist individuals with developmental disabilities.  Since then, RTC has continued to grow and expand our services into the community.  RTC now operates several day programs, individualized employment services, and public transportation for Logan County.  Our mission is to provide services that promote employment, community connections, and independence in life.

RTC Industries Contact:
Tonya Reed
Executive Director
(937) 651-6299

About CoverLink
The guiding principle at independent insurance agency Coverlink is to always put people before policies… our associates care deeply about the clients we work to protect on a daily basis.  So when Westfield Insurance created its Legacy of Caring program, the mission aligned seamlessly with the culture that’s existed at CoverLink Insurance since 1920.  We’re honored when clients like Mark Muirhead say “they’re the type of individuals you can count on, and who honestly care about their clients from a business and personal standpoint.” It’s this caring approach that we feel is lacking too often in today’s world, in any industry.  And we’re on a mission to change that, along with the help of like-minded organizations such as Westfield Insurance.

Coverlink Contact:
Matthew T. Simon, CIC, CPCU
Vice President
(937) 592-9076

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster recovery and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit for more information.

Westfield Contact:
Hadie Bartholomew
Communications Manager