Farmers Insurance and its Richard Voit Agency in Oak Harbor recently donated $2,500 to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County.
The donation will help to sponsor several DUI prevention panels at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in the coming year as well as funding IDIPIC’s work with driver’s education students.
“By early next year IDIPIC will have reached our 5,000th driver’s ed. student and over 13,000 sailors at NAS Whidbey Island. We couldn’t do it without the great support of so many local businesses like Farmers Insurance,” said IDIPIC director JoAnn Hellmann.
Farmers Insurance has long been a supporter of DUI prevention. Thomas Leavey, one of the founders of Farmers Insurance lost his daughter to an impaired driver.
Besides DUI impact panels, IDIPIC offers comprehensive safety classes to educate youth about the dangers of underage drinking, other drug use and ultimately driving under the influence.
IDIPIC is a 501c3 nonprofit established in 2000. More information is at www.idipic.org