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Here's How You Can Help This Local Organization Win $10,500

Covington-based agency Chas H. Bilz Insurance is the recipient of a Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky. 

The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky (ESNKY) and entry in the Safeco® Make More Happen Contest for spring, where the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite insurance-agency-and-charity team and leave a comment of encouragement for those who make a difference in their communities.

The contest runs from April 27 – May 18, and the three teams with the most votes will win additional donations from Safeco for the charities: $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second, and $3,000 for third.

If total votes in the online contest reach a 28,000 vote goal, Safeco will give away an additional $500 to each of the 33 charities in the contest for a total of $16,500.

To vote for the Bilz Insurance and ESNKY team, or to leave an online cheer, visit www.safeco.com/make-more-happen.

Online votes can be cast in the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Contest once every 24 hours from 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on April 27 until 1:00 p.m. on May 18.

Bilz Insurance was selected for the Safeco® Make More Happen Award based on a photo and application demonstrating its commitment to ESNKY, which serves Northern Kentucky by offering life-saving and life changing shelter to the region's adult homeless population.

Chas H. Bilz Insurance has a longtime relationship with the organization. Chas H. Bilz Insurance gives its employees hours to volunteer with nonprofits, like the shelter. The agency also collects items and money several times a year to support the shelter. This past December, employees stuffed stockings for the shelter and donated gift cards for the purchase of necessities. The insurance agency has operated in Covington for more than 50 years.

Staff report/Photo: Bilz employees Ashley Winburn and Karen Toll and ESNKY Operations Manager Josh Klosterman (provided)