The Warm Fuzzies

Sometimes, it’s the little things that we do for our communities: picking up litter on Main Street, chatting with seniors in nursing homes, or buying a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line.

Everyone has their own way of making our communities better places to live. Erie Insurance thinks it’s pretty important to give back, too. Ever since ERIE’s founder, H.O. Hirt, became involved with helping orphans of World War II in 1949, our employees and agents have made giving their time, talents, and gifts a priority. Today, many ERIE agents and employees focus their volunteer efforts in areas like safety, community building, and environmental responsibility.

You’ll find ERIE agents assembling bikes for inner city youth. You’ll find us building Habitat for Humanity houses, raising funds for United Way, and talking about fire safety. The charities that ERIE agents support are as diverse as they are, but almost all of our agencies are involved in their communities in their own unique way.

Why is altruism so important to us? It’s because giving to our communities helps us to gain a greater understanding of the trials and tribulations that face our neighbors every day. In turn, this lets us serve them better.

Plus, that warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping others is pretty awesome.