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United Way Awards Celebration

A few weeks ago it was announced at the annual United Way Awards celebration, that It was a record fundraising year for the United Way of St. Catharines & District as the 2014 campaign year has come to an end.

In the attached picture you will see our very own Mark Sherk, who was the United Way Campaign Chair for the 2014 year along with Executive Director Frances Hallworth and Board Chair Sean Simpson announcing the Campaign fundraising grand
total of $3,507,000.

Congratulations to the dedication, time and energy put into this past year’s campaign by all involved. As Mark noted in his farewell address, “the money you are giving is going to great, great causes and it changes a life”.

We can all feel very good about the employee contributions we make here at Verge Insurance for all the good it is doing in our community. The Verge Insurance Group was one of 24 Corporations recognized for our Employee Campaign. We received
a Platinum Award for our over 90% staff participation.

Way to go Verge Insurance Group, thanks for helping to make a difference in the lives of others!

 

 


 

Milmine Insurance Brokers Continue Fundraising Success with 5th Annual Community BBQ

 

 (Stoney Creek, Ontario) On Friday September 12th, 2014, insurance brokers from Milmine Insurance Brokers hosted their fifth annual fundraising BBQ for the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank generating approximately $1,000 to help them deliver their vital services in our community.  Attached is a photo of the Milmine team along with the Food Bank Volunteers and some of the food that was donated.  If you need the names for publication, just let me know.

 
“We are excited to be getting out into the community to once again support such a great cause.  We are proud to be donating to the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank, a charity that provides such an important service in our community and that regularly touches so many lives,” stated Mary Pender, Branch Manager of Milmine Insurance Brokers.
 
The Stoney Creek Community Food Bank provides assistance and nutritional foods which are distributed to the economically disadvantaged residents of the local area.   

 


 

Whites’ Insurance Brokers raises $1,000 for Port Cares

  

Whites’ Insurance Brokers (a division of The Verge Insurance Group) hosted their fifth annual fundraising BBQ generating $1000 for the Port Cares Food Bank.

 

“We are excited to be partnering with Port Cares and  getting out into the community to once again support such a great cause.  We are proud to be donating to the Port Cares Food Bank,a charity that provides such an important service in our community and that regularly touches so many lives,” stated Sandy White, Branch Manager of Whites’ Insurance Brokers.

 

Port Cares is a community organization thatwas founded in 1986 as a non-profit charity run by volunteers which is supported by a combination of government funding, foundation grants, private donations and fundraising activities. Operating out of Port Colborne, Port Cares provides leadership, support and resources to improve quality of life throughout the area.

 

 


 

 

United Way looking to the future

 

The United Way of St. Catharines and District introduced its new campaign chair Mark Sherk and celebrated the success of its 2013 efforts Thursday.

Click Here to see the News Article

 

 


 

Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers was pleased to support Owen Bjorgan

 

Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers was pleased to support Owen Bjorgan in this ‘Trail of Life’ hike for charity.  Owen is a 21 Year old, University Student who has combined his passion for the disabled community and conservation in this 34 day, 880 km hike from Tobermory to Queenston, Ontario.  His aim is to raise awareness and funds for both the Red Roof Retreat in Virgil and Heartland Forest in Niagara Falls.  This video features Lorna MacInnis, Branch Manager of Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers who was a big supporter of Owen’s and hiked with him along his travels.  We at, Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers were thrilled to be a part of this great event.  Congratulations Owen…you are truly an inspiration

 

 


 

Verge Raises $3000 in 3 Hours for the United Way of St. Catharines


Insurance brokers from the Verge Insurance Group hosted their fifth annual fundraising BBQ for the United Way of St. Catharines. 

“We are excited to be getting out into the community to once again support such a great cause. We are proud to be donating to the United Way of St. Catharines, a charity that provides a really important service in our community and that regularly touches many lives,” stated Mark Sherk, President of the Verge Insurance Group.

To date, since the beginning of their fundraising initiatives, the Verge Insurance Group has raised almost $30,000 for charity with its annual BBQs across all their branches.

Music in the Park was delivered by Angela Siracusa, award winning Nashville recording artist and singer songwriter, and her merry band of musicians.

 


 

Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers raise $1,200 for Red Roof Retreat


Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers hosted their fourth annual fundraising BBQ generating over $1,200 for the Red Roof Retreat in the Niagara region. 

“We are excited to be getting out into the community to once again support such a great cause. We are proud to be donating to the Red Roof Retreat, a charity that provides such an important service in our community and that regularly touches so many lives,” stated Lorna MacInnis, Branch Manager of the Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers office in Virgil.

 Established in 2001, the Red Roof Retreat offers summer camps for children with special needs. Located in rural Niagara-on-the-Lake, the retreat provides a safe and nurturing environment where kids can learn, develop and have fun. Their 11-acre hobby farm, affectionately named The Ranch, has fully accessible walking trails, a fishing stream, tranquility pond, therapeutic gardens, horseback riding ring and trails, and interaction with farm animals.

 “We really encourage our employees to give back and we are thrilled with the success of our fundraising for local charities these past several years,” stated Mark Sherk, President of the Verge Insurance Group.

 


 

Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers were thrilled to participate as sponsors in the recent Willowbank Stone Festival held in mid-September 2013.

Mark Sherk and Lorna MacInnis of Reimer Verge Insurance present Shelley Huson and Frank Racioppo of the Willow bank School of Restoration Arts a cheque for $1,000.

Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers were thrilled to participate as sponsors in the recent Willowbank Stone Festival held in mid-September 2013.  Mark Sherk and Lorna MacInnis of Reimer Verge Insurance present  Shelley Huson and Frank Racioppo of the Willow bank School of Restoration Arts a cheque for $1,000.

 


 

Milmine Insurance Brokers Continue Fundraising Success with 4th Annual Community BBQ


 On September 20th, 2013, Insurance brokers from Milmine Insurance hosted their fourth annual fundraising BBQ for the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank. The BBQ this year raised over $1000 and a car load full of food! 

“We are eager to support community organizations such as the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank. It is a vital service in our community,” stated Mary Pender, Office manager for Milmine Insurance.

 


 

 Whites’ Insurance Brokers Continue Fundraising Success with 4th Annual Community BBQ

“We are excited to be getting out into the community to support such a great cause. We are proud to be donating to Heart and Stroke’s Ride for Heart a cause that touches many Canadians,” stated Sandy White, Branch Manager for Whites’ Insurance Brokers.On Friday September 6th, 2013, insurance brokers from Whites’ Insurance Brokers hosted their fourth annual fundraising BBQ for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in particular the EMS Pedal Angels who participate in the annual Ride for Heart.  The BBQ this year raised $1500

 


 

Verge Insurance Brokers Continue Fundraising Success with 2nd Annual Community BBQ

 On August 22nd, 2013, Verge Insurance Brokers of Welland hosted their second annual fundraising BBQ for Brain Injury Community Re-entry Niagara (BICR). The BBQ this year raised $750

 “We are proud to have the chance to contribute to a worthy cause like Brain Injury Community Re-entry.  BICR provides a vital service in our community,” stated Frank Stewart, Vice-President of the Verge Insurance Group.

 


 

 Reimer Verge Insurance Brokers Fundraising Success with 3rd Annual Community BBQ

On Wednesday August 14th, 2013 insurance brokers from the Reimer-Verge Insurance Brokers hosted their third annual fundraising BBQ with proceeds benefitting Red Roof Retreat.  The Reimer-Verge Insurance Brokers are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year, therefore, in addition to the fundraising BBQ, members of the brokerage have been participating in Verge Insurance Group’s match program which pledged of $60,000 for the United Way of St. Catharines.  This $2,500 was donated to Red Roof Retreat from the proceeds of the BBQ. 

 “We are so pleased our community has stepped up to celebrate our 60th anniversary by supporting two worthy organizations,” said Lorna MacInnis Branch Manager for Reimer-Verge Insurance Brokers.

 


 

The Verge Insurance Group Continue Fundraising Success with 4th Annual Community BBQ


“What a perfect way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of two local organizations!  We are proud to donate to The United Way a really important service in our community,” stated Mark Sherk, President of the Verge Insurance Group.Insurance brokers from the Verge Insurance Group hosted their fourth annual fundraising BBQ for the local United Way on July 25, 2013 at Montebello Park in St. Catharines.  The Verge Insurance Group is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and so is the United Way of St. Catharines.  To celebrate the 60 years, The Verge Insurance Group has participated in a match program, pledging $60,000 to the cause.  In addition, the BBQ this year raised $2,500 for the United Way of St. Catharines.

Since The Verge Insurance Group started this fundraising initiative, they have raised a total of $20,000 in cash donations for local charities and over 500 lbs of food across all their offices.  The Verge Insurance Group has offices in St. Catharine, Virgil, Welland, Port Colborne and Stoney Creek.

  


 

The Verge Insurance Group celebrates 60 Years of protecting Niagara with a $60,000 Donation pledge to the United Way of St. Catharines.

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HELP OUR COMMUNITIES GROW AND PROSPER

We strongly believe that through charitable donations we can help our communities grow and prosper.

SOME OF OUR PAST DONATIONS INCLUDE

  • Niagara Health System Foundation

  • Community Care of St. Catharines and Niagara

  • United Way

  • Rankin Cancer Run

  • Rotary Club

  • Child Advocacy Centre Niagara

  • Hospice Niagara

  • Hotel Dieu Foundation

  • Red Roof Retreat

  • Stoney Creek Food Bank


  • Port Cares

  • Gillian's Place

  • Canadian Red Cross

  • Family and Children's Service Niagara

  • Newark Neighbours

  • Brock University

  • YMCA

  • Community Leaders

  • McMaster Niagara Family Health Center