By Drew M. Smith
PL Risk hosted a charitable dinner for Shatterproof, an organization that assists those individuals and families affected by the Opioid crisis, at Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza in Ramsey, NJ on July 26th. Many employees, friends and clients came to raise money for this worthwhile organization. For the last month, Anthony’s has supported the program with their Dough for Dough program. Every Tuesday and Thursday in July, if someone mentioned the charity, 20% of their bill would be donated to Shatterproof.
This is all part of PL Risk Helping Hand’s efforts to raise awareness and money for the Shatterproof Rise Against Addiction 5K walk in New York on October 14th. In total, PL Risk Helping Hands raised $921 towards their goal with this effort in addition to the over $5,000 already raised. If you would like to support the PL Risk team either by joining the walk or making a contribution you can do so here.
Head of PL Risk Charity Committee, Christine DeFelice, had this to say about the event, "Drug addiction is a disease, directly or indirectly, we have all been affected. Being able to partner with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, as well as the rest of our PL Risk Helping Hands team, friends, family and business associates to raise money for the Shatterproof organization was truly a heartwarming experience that makes everyone feel as though they are doing their share to help eradicate the stigma."
Shatterproof is an organization dedicated to helping end the stigma of addiction. They do this through programs dedicated to helping the victims, their families and even the public at large. They have advocated several reforms including pushing for EMS to carry Narcan, a medicine like EpiPen’s that can arrest overdose conditions. The money PL Risk raises will go into their continued effort to fight for those affected by the crisis. PL Risk Helping Hands is a team started by Axis Management Group Holdings, Inc to handle their charity fundraising on behalf of Axis Insurance Services, LLC and PL Risk Advisors, Inc.; both nationally recognized professional and management liability brokerages. In addition to Shatterproof, the groups they support are CUMAC Echo, a local food pantry, FOWA, an animal fostering agency and Operation Underground Railroad, a group that rescues children sold into sexual slavery.
Mike Smith, President of Axis Management Group Holdings, Inc. said “A special thank you to Anthony’s Coal Fired Grill in Ramsey, NJ for hosting this event. A commitment from our community is important and necessary. We are grateful for businesses such as Anthony’s that take our community seriously.”