The Sentry Insurance Foundation announced today it is donating $50,000 to United Way of Wayne County in Goldsboro, N.C., as part of a $1.07 million commitment to organizations across the country for coronavirus relief support. The mutual insurer’s efforts are focused on making a direct impact at the community level, with donations to local United Way organizations across the country, as well as making contributions in honor of customers who have adjusted their operations in response to the changing needs of the country.
“At Sentry, we’re committed to helping those we serve get through this very difficult time,” said Pete McPartland, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of Sentry and chairman of the Sentry Foundation. “We also understand help is needed at the heart of our communities. By partnering with local organizations—from United Way to other community groups—we hope to lift up our communities and work together to overcome the obstacles we face.”
A longtime supporter of United Way, the Foundation’s donation to United Way of Wayne County is one of 15 donations to local United Way organizations across the country where Sentry employees live and work, as well as Maui, the home of the Sentry Tournament of Champions. An additional matching program encourages employees to join the company in supporting their communities.
In the last few weeks, United Way of Wayne County has seen a huge increase in calls from people looking for food, financial assistance, and housing. They’re dedicated to coordinating their vast network of resources and connecting as many people as they can to assistance.
“We’re grateful for Sentry’s continued support as we face this extraordinary hardship,” said Sherry Archibald, United Way of Wayne County. “Year after year, Sentry has found ways to engage their employees in support of their community and matching it for a bigger impact; it is not a surprise that they are supporting the communities their employees call home.”