Tony Palumbo and Elio Scaccio of Palumbo Insurance Associates, an independently owned, family operated insurance agency in Bel Air, MD, have been selected to receive the 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award, and along with it $4,000 for The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (SARC) of Harford County! Palumbo Insurance firmly believes in giving back to the community and stands behind its belief through action and service in Harford County. “It is with humble pride and thanks that we are able to give this $4,000 donation to SARC. We were not expecting to be selected, ” said Elio, the newest partner to Palumbo Insurance that was brought on in January of 2013. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of these two individuals, SARC is that much closer to making their goal for 2016.
SARC has been providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and stalking in Harford County, Maryland since 1978. Working within the community, SARC is the catalyst for the eradication and prevention of violence. SARC services have the overarching goal of ensuring people are safer by stabilizing crisis and providing the resources necessary to move toward self-sufficiency. SARC of Harford County provides many different programs and areas of assistance such as; 24-Hour Helpline, where trained staff and volunteers provide information and crisis counseling and hospital companion services to callers. Safehouse Program, which offers emergency shelter, safety planning, crisis intervention, case management, support groups, emergency financial and food assistance, information and referrals, community advocacy, and limited transportation. The 28 bed Safehouse provides shelter for female victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking and their children for up to six months. The Clinical Program offers face to face crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and specialized services for child victims and survivors. Their Outreach Program provides professional training, presentations, and community education. Legal Services Program provides legal information and referrals in person and via the Helpline, legal advocacy and/or court accompaniment, and representation for victims in protective orders, peace orders, divorce, custody, and other domestic law cases. For these and many other reasons, Tony and Elio believe SARC is an invaluable organization that needs to be supported.
Palumbo Insurance Associates began in 2009, and since then has become one of the most sought after agencies for work within the federal government contractor, physician, and general business arenas. In addition to being respected citizens and insurance agents in the area, Elio and Tony hold the office of Vice President and 1st Vice President of The Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB), a Harford County based 501C3 charitable organization that has dedicated themselves to helping other non-profits and raising money for scholarships. On April 30th, SIAB placed 2nd as a group, raising over $9,700 for SARC’s 8th Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Event, and Tony won 1st place individual fundraiser with over $3,000 in donations!
With the assistance provided by Safeco Insurance and Palumbo Insurance, SIAB, and so many others in the community, SARC is closer to reaching its fundraising goal this year. Please…take a moment and make a difference, go to https://www.sarc-maryland.org/ for more information and to donate now.