West Bend Mutual raised nearly $1.5 million for charity in 2016

Company releases year-end community impact report

wbmi_impact_final_socialmediaWest Bend Mutual Insurance Company and its employees raised nearly $1.5 million for charitable initiatives, donated 218 units of blood, built homes for Habitat for Humanity and stuffed more than 2,500 backpacks with school supplies for preschoolers in 2016, according to a report released Wednesday.

The insurance company’s year-end community impact report details its employees involvement in charitable drives and initiatives over the past 12 months.

Since January 1, WBMI raised $54,020 for the United Performing Arts Fund, $644,000 for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund, $200,778 for the United Way and donated $600,000 to the Washington County Fair Park to build an amphitheater.

In addition, more than 50 employees participated in Habitat for Humanity’s “Home Builders Blitz 2016.”

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Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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