Watkins Insurance Group believes in caring for, and participating in our communities. Learn more about how Watkins is participating in our local communities by reading about our monthly service projects, below.
August 2015 — Austin Office Completes Austin Pets Alive Summer Drive
The Watkins Insurance Group community service committee, Watkins Aware, completed its summer drive benefitting Austin Pets Alive!. In total, the committee collected 3 large containers of blankets, towels, food, leashes, food bowls, grooming products, and a large dog crate. A monetary donation of $339.56 was also made to the organization. Committee members Nelda Guerrero-Croston, Amy Perez, and Michelle Roush were on hand to make the donation.
For more information about Austin Pets Alive!, please visit their website. http://www.austinpetsalive.org/
JUNE — St. Joseph Children’s Home
On June 4th, Watkins employees participated in a community service project hosted by the Young Agents for the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) 117th Annual Conference & Trade Show.
Gigi Byrd, Tamra Johnson, Dshanya Reese, Joe Guyton, Andy Webb, and Kelly Lyttle traveled to St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home in San Antonio to sort items in the donation center and participate in various landscaping projects at the home.
Watkins Insurance Group is proud to have employees participate in this annual event since its beginning in 2009.
While 17% of people say they never thought about being a blood donor, Watkins Insurance Group joined millions of other donors who took time to donate last week. Through the hour you gave, you have quietly helped people in need. Regardless of the circumstances or your reason for giving, your blood is a life-giving force. Your donation helped promote health and save lives. THANK YOU!
Last week, we donated 20 units of whole blood — that’s one drive! Our goal for this drive was 15 units. (Last year we donated 21 units for the entire year.)
Thanks to all donors and those that parked off site to make room for the bus—you are sincerely appreciated! Again, thank you!
FEBRUARY — American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, a cause as close to our hearts as you can get!On Friday, February 3rd, Watkins celebrated “National Wear Red Day” to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease in women.
Many of us learned for the first time that heart disease is the #1 killer of American women and overall kills an estimated 630,000 American men and women each year! In the U.S., heart disease is THE leading cause of death.
To learn more about heart disease and keeping your heart healthy, we suggest visiting the American Heart Association’s website.
JANUARY — National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
January was National Volunteer Blood Donor Month and Watkins Insurance Group was excited to join the cause!On January 24th, our Austin office held a blood drive. We’re proud to announce that we exceeded our requested donor amount!
Generosity was contagious as we even had a neighbor who happened to be taking a walk by our office stop in and donate. Blood donation is vital for:
- Children and adults living with cancer
- Those having surgery
- Car (or other accident) survivors
- Children and adults recovering from some illnesses & injuries – http://www.inyourhands.org/donationfaq.php
- To learn more about the importance of donating blood, we recommend checking out the Texas Blood Institute website, The Blood Center of Central Texas, or the website of America’s Blood Centers