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NextStep for Life Receives Grant from The Rains Agency and Westfield Insurance Foundation

Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Communities Across America

Front, from left is R. Cole, R. Flake and A. Spangler, who are all current residents at Next Step for Life. Back, from left is Karley Smith, a Next step volunteer; Marilyn Mullinix with Progressive Savings Bank; Emily Rains and Jessica Parrott with the Rains Agency; Scott Davison, a Next Step Board Member; Diane Roland, Next Step Executive Director; Dave Roland, Diane's husband and Next Step Board Member; Niki Payne, Next Step Program Coordinator and House Manager; and Christy Duncan, Next Step Volunteer Coordinator.

June 1st, 2018 – Next Step for Life received a grant from The Rains Agency and Westfield Insurance Foundation to help purchase a van for transportation as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.

“At The Rains Agency, it is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and do our part to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Jessica Parrott, Executive Vice President. “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives that are essential to so many people in our own backyard.”

“Through the support from the Westfield Insurance Foundation and The Rains Agency, we can increase our efforts toward helping young adults receive healthy social and life skills to transition into society,” said Diane Roland with NextStep.

“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman. “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.”

About The Rains Agency

Since 1927, The Rains Agency has provided the people of the Upper Cumberland superior insurance products and services. Our mission is simply to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price we can find and follow up with service that will exceed your expectations. The Rains Agency is independently owned and locally operated to handle your insurance needs. We focus on the Upper Cumberland and offer affordable and reliable insurance choices all across Tennessee. 

About Next Step for Life

Next Step for Life is a transitional program for young women. Residents of the program live in a beautiful home with a Christian family environment and participate in classes that teach a broad range of healthy life skills. They will also be provided with food and other basic needs. Customized care and counseling are tailored to each resident. Started by Dave and Diane Roland after their involvement with young people attending a local alternative school, it targets young adults who have been orphaned or otherwise lack support and are vulnerable to addiction, trafficking, and other types of abuse. The program lasts 12-18 months with the goal of independence as a productive member of society – one of the main tenets of Next Step is to give a “hand up, not a hand out.”

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability.

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