In the Community

Insurance Systems believes in giving back to the community, both locally and nationally. For this reason, we offer our time and support to organizations and causes close to our hearts.

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC): A Orthodox faith based charity, IOCC offers emergency relief and developement programs to those in need worldwide, without discrimination, and 2011 Zamiska Award Recipientstrengthens the capacity of the Orthodox Church to so respond. IOCC helps to enable those in need to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have the means to live with dignity, respect and hope.

In 2011, Michael Herzak Sr. and his wife, Paula, received the Diana Zamiska Award for their exemplary work and dedication to the mission of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Involved for more than 17 years, both Michael and Paula have been chairman of the Metropolitan Cleveland Chapter of the IOCC.

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FOCUS North America: FOCUS is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 20 cities in the United States. FOCUS exists solely to transform the lives of the homeless and poor in America, moving them from dependency to self-sufficiency, by providing food, occupation, clothing, understanding and shelter.

Currently, Michael Herzak Jr. serves on the Cleveland Chapter Advisory Board which operates St. Herman’s House on the westside of Cleveland. St. Herman’s House serves over 70,000 meals annually and houses up to 26 men in need of shelter.

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Shop with a Cop: Established over 20 years ago, Shop with a Cop is a year-round fundraising campaign of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association. This campaign allows underprivileged children to Christmas shop for themselves and their families. Mike Jr. and Dan participate annually in the fundraising as well as chaperones for the day of the event.

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Insurance Systems is also proud to support other charities which include Our Lady of the Wayside, Cornerstone of Hope, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Foundation, among many others.