Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and identity, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life.
Team Rubicon is an international disaster response nonprofit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need. Founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, Team Rubicon has deployed thousands of volunteers across the United States and world to provide relief to communities in need.
Town of Webster News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2018
We are very grateful that no one was seriously injured in Saturday’s tornado. We thank the first responders (the Fire and Police Departments, Webster EMS, Building Commissioner, and Health Director) that rushed to the scene to take control and make the situation safe. They did an excellent job protecting the community and helping those in need. Also, our public works departments did an outstanding job cleaning up the debris and returning our infrastructure back to working conditions.
We also want to thank all of the other agencies that generously showed their support. This includes mutual aid from near-by towns, the Red Cross, MEMA, DCR, National Grid, and many more. We send you our sincere appreciation. We also had an outpouring of support and resources from our elected officials. First of all, thank you to our Board of Selectmen, Senator Ryan Fattman, and Representative Joe McKenna. Congressman McGovern and Senator Warren also offered their support in our time of need. Especially, we want to thank Lt Governor, Karyn Polito, for taking the time to come and meet us, show us her support and follow up with additional state resources.
Now comes the long task of cleaning up and returning our homes and businesses back to normal. For those that were displaced from their homes or had other significant damage or hardships there will be a Regional Resource Center available from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Monday, August 6th at the senior center. This center will focus on helping those displaced find a more permanent living situation. If you are aware of any local organizations or charities that could offer resources to these displaced individuals, please contact the Town Administrator’s Office.
Here is a brief survey to gather information regarding damage to local businesses and homes. If your home or business sustained damage from the tornado, please provide the requested information and we will do our best to connect you with available resources. One of the forms of assistance is Team Rubicon an international non-profit disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams, free of charge, to communities affected by disasters.
Webster is a very generous community. We have already had many offer to assist those that can’t return to their homes. For those of you interested in making a donation of material goods, you can drop them off during business hours at the Town Administrator’s Office in Town Hall at 350 Main Street. As we have a better idea of those items needed we will make that information available. While not associated or sponsored by the Town, we are aware of a donation page for local businesses that suffered damage from the storm.
As we all work together to rebuild Webster, please feel free to contact the Town Administrator’s Office at 508-949-3800ext. 4000 or after hours at 508-341-6558 with any questions or concerns. We will do our best to assist you.
Our hearts are with those that lost their homes in the tornado. We wish you the best as you move forward and offer any assistance we can.
If you need to file a claim due the tornado that moved through the Webster Dudley area on August 4th, please call the office while we are open.
If were are closed you can use the contact us page and an email will be sent to Chris. To file claim directly with your company if you choose to do so please use the appropriate phone number below:
Bunker Hill: 617-956-1775
Quincy Mutual: 617-770-5100
Concord Mutual: 603-224-4086
MPIUA (Fair Plan): 800-297-3554
We have added another company in MA. Recently, we signed an agreement to represent the Concord Group. Service has been the keynote of The Concord Group’s success during the past eight decades. Today, with highly sophisticated operational procedures, the group still adheres to the proven principle of providing the best available service to its agents and thousands of policyholders. For over eighty years, The Concord Group Insurance Companies have been protecting the interests of local residents and business owners.
We feel that the Concord Group will provide great coverage and service to our customers and we are excited to be able to offer their products to you. For more information on the Concord Group please click on the logo below.
Recently, Chris Charniak was asked by Agency Checklist on working with Progressive Insurance in MA. The article on this subject was published this week at Agency Checklists. Please find the article on here.
When you join The New England Patriots Official Auto Insurance Program from Plymouth Rock assurance, you’ll enjoy special benefits from the New England Patriots plus unique offerings from Plymouth Rock. Find more information on the program here.
We had a bad winter. We’ve been warning people that homeowner rates were going to increase drastically. Our companies have started to request for the rate increases this year. The graphic below from a Boston Globe article displays the rate increases for our three largest companies this year and last year. The Boston Globe article can be found here. We have 6 Massachusetts homeowner companies in our office so if your premium goes up too much with your current company please contact to let us know and we can always shop the policy around for you.
Did you there was a magnitude 3.3 earthquake in Plainfield, CT this morning at 6:30. Did you feel it? Information on the quake can be found here.
Also did you know that the standard homeowner policy specifically excludes damage caused by an earthquak?. Coverage can be purchased to cover damages from earthquakes through an endorsement on the homeowner policy. Contact us if you are interested.
Safety is now offering the eBill program to all policy types. Policyholders can sign up on My Account to receive email notifications when their bill is available for viewing on SafetyInsurance.com. Policyholders that opt in to the eBill program will no longer receive paper copies of their billing statements. Documents such as cancellation notices will continue to be sent in paper form.
Do you already have life insurance and a Mapfre / Commerce auto policy? Well now you can write your life insurance through Mapfre /Commerce and get a 2% discount on your auto insurance through The Commerce Insurance Company. We are licensed to sell the following term life options through Mapfre / Commerce:
Mapfre / Commerce Keeps Life Insurance Simple
- No medical exam required
- Easy online paperless process
- Coverage decision in minutes for most applicants
- 10, 15, or 20 year term products with up to $200,000 in coverage
- Premiums can be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually
- No penalties for early policy termination