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Safelite AutoGlass Honored with Corporate Caring Award

Posing with Safelite's Corporate Caring Award shortly after its presentation are, from left, Phil Urban, the CEO of Grange Insurance, one of the program's sponsors; Randy Randolph, the Belron US vice president of quality assurance and retail support; and Tom Feeney, the Belron US executive vice president and chief client officer.

Columbus, Ohio-based Safelite AutoGlass, a division of Belron US, received a 2008 Corporate Caring Award April 10 in Columbus recognizing its philanthropic and employee volunteer efforts.

The awards, presented by Business First newspaper, salute small, medium and large companies for corporate philanthropy in the categories of arts, education, environmental and civic and health and human services. Safelite was specifically recognized as the best large corporation in the arts area for its ongoing financial support of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Nominees were evaluated on a number of factors, including the number of nonprofit boards or committees employees are involved with, type of community service projects the company participated in and overall impact of the company's efforts in the community.

"We live and work in this community, so we think it's important to be a good corporate citizen and take a leadership role in giving back," says Randy Randolph, chairman of the Safelite Charitable Foundation. "We try to instill this sense of 'paying it forward' to our associates by encouraging them to volunteer and take part as they see fit. The more people who give time and resources back to the community can only make it better for everyone."

Award judges also saluted Safelite for its volunteerism in the community, including partnerships with ALS Therapy Development Institute, Adventures for Wish Kids, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Safelite and its employees contributed to or volunteered with more than 36 organizations in 2007, according to a press release issued by the company, and Safelite also contributed $470,250 to nonprofits and charitable organizations in 2007.

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