Safeco Insurance® Community Hero Award         P1020561

Eastside Insurance strongly believes in giving to the community. One such recent example is this community hero award.

Safeco Insurance® recognizes Peter Metzelaar as a Community Hero, donates $5,000 to Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center


BELLEVUE, WA (Oct. 14, 2013) — Help Peter Metzelaar win $10,000 for Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center in the “Vote for your favorite Safeco Insurance® Community Hero” event.

Metzelaar is one of just 16 Community Hero Award winners selected from across the country by Safeco Insurance to be in the contest. Your support could help him come out on top in an online voting event that will give $10,000 or $5,000 to the charities represented by the top three heroes with the most votes.

Safeco Insurance already has donated $5,000 to Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center on behalf of Metzelaar and Tom Brody, agent at Eastside Insurance Services in Bellevue, who nominated Metzelaar for the award.

“Metzelaar makes our community better and inspires others to get involved,” said Brody.

Safeco Insurance Community Hero Awards honor hometown heroes and nonprofit organizations that have a positive impact in education, health and safety, or civic engagement, and the award program supports the community involvement of independent insurance agents across the country.

The Vote for your favorite Safeco Insurance Community Hero event ends 10 a.m. PST Nov. 4. To participate, click on the Safeco Community Hero ad on the home page of or click on the Community Hero tab on the Safeco Insurance Facebook.

The WSHERC, founded in 1989 by a group of Holocaust survivors in Seattle, reaches more than 40,000 students a year through its speakers’ bureau and other resources. The organization’s mission is to “inspire teaching and learning for humanity in the schools and communities of this region through study of the Holocaust.”

A volunteer with the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center (WSHERC) since 1998, Metzelaar has presented to more than 36,000 students along with community groups, military members and faith-based organizations.

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