United Way of Westchester and Putnam recently hosted their 7th annual “Best Chefs and Fine Wines” event, welcoming a sold-out crowd of 300 local residents, community advocates and volunteers to sample food, wine and craft beer from two dozen area restaurants. Rey Insurance Agency was one of the many local supporters and sponsors in attendance.
In addition to being a Sustaining Sponsor to the event, Rey Insurance also donated $2,000 from an award they received earlier this year from Erie Insurance for their local charitable efforts. The agency was given the 2015 Erie Insurance Giving Network Agency of the Year Award as recognition of their exceptional commitment to the community through volunteerism. Since taking over the business in 2008, sisters and Co-Owners of Rey Insurance, Linda Rey and Laura Rey Iannarelli, have worked with numerous charitable organizations and remain dedicated to bettering their community.
“Our involvement in the community has been the cornerstone of what we do at Rey Insurance Agency. Making this kind of connection was the reason our father started this business and much of the reason it continues to thrive,” said Laura Rey Iannarelli, Co-Owner of Rey Insurance Agency. “United Way makes great efforts to help Westchester and Putnam counties prosper and we’re happy to support the important work they do.”
Held at Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac, the event included silent auctions along with live music from Art Labriola. The proceeds, which reached over $25,000 in total, will be used to support health initiatives in Westchester and Putnam, including proving healthy foods to low-income families, reducing childhood obesity, and answering thousands of crisis calls through United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline.
“Rey Insurance is a wonderful example of a business that truly cares about their local community and weaves philanthropy into their business model,” said Alana Sweeny, President and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam. “Through their sponsorship of United Way, they have made a strong statement about their commitment to helping residents get back up on their feet after a crisis.”
For the past 53 years, United Way of Westchester and Putnam has operated with the fundamental belief that all people deserve a quality education, enough income to support a family, and opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. United Way works with agency partners, government, businesses and community leaders to solve problems that are too complex for any one entity alone. All contributions go toward improving the education, income, and health of the children, youth and families throughout Westchester and Putnam. United Way’s Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1, covering Westchester and Putnam as well as Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties, answers up to 500 calls and 1,000 online inquiries per day ranging from tax, heating, and mortgage questions to childcare, basic needs, natural disaster and crisis calls. United Way of Westchester and Putnam is at 336 Central Park Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. They can be reached at 914-997-6700 or by visiting www.uwwp.org. Follow United Way on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UnitedWayWP) and Twitter (@UnitedWayWP) for the latest news and updates.
Rey Insurance Agency is a family-owned-and-operated, bilingual (English/Spanish), independent insurance agency located in Sleepy Hollow, NY. Rey Insurance specializes in personal insurance including automobile, renter and homeowner as well as commercial insurance including professional liability, commercial general liability insurance, umbrella and workers’ compensation. Rey Insurance also provides life insurance and all forms of health insurance, including disability and long-term care insurance. Rey Insurance is a proud member of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New York and Professional Insurance Agents.