West Bend Mutual Insurance announced that it has given its Spirit of the Silver Lining Award to Ben Rathbun of the Rathbun Agency. The award honors West Bend agents and the nonprofit organizations they support for their dedication to delivering a silver lining to those in need.
Rathbun was presented the Spirit of the Silver Lining Award for his work with Ele’s Place, where he is a support group facilitator. Additionally, West Bend donated a $10,000 grant to the organization.
Ele’s Place was founded in 1991 and is a nonprofit organization that provides support for grieving children and their families.
“Before coming, many children feel alone and suppress emotions, but Ele’s Place provides children a safe space to express their grief,” said Rathbun. “Thank you, West Bend, for the generous grant, which will help to support more kids and establish a new normal after a tragic loss in their life.”
All services provided at Ele’s Place are free of charge.
“At West Bend, we have a proud tradition of giving back to the communities in which we do business,” said Kevin Steiner, president and CEO of West Bend. “The Spirit of the Silver Lining Award is a unique program that allows us to express our gratitude to our agent partners on whom we rely to identify the causes that matter most in our communities.”