SAGINAW, MI — Based on how many residents have chosen work in helpful fields, a website has dubbed Saginaw as Michigan’s “Most Caring” city.
Insurify.com, an insurance rate comparison website, used its database of car insurance applications to find which city in each state has the most selfless citizens. Residents of each city were counted if they listed their profession as one of 10 fields, including doctors, nurses, teachers, firefighters and social workers, according to the website.
Using this methodology, the website determined Saginaw has the highest percentage of residents in Michigan who work “altruistic” jobs.
Saginaw is home to two major medical centers – Covenant HealthCare and Ascension St. Marys.
The city issued a press release on Thursday, Jan. 30, to tout its No. 1 ranking.
“At some point in your life, you or someone you know has probably benefited from the service of a counselor, a teacher, a nurse or some other professional whose career is dedicated to helping others in their community,” said Saginaw Mayor Floyd Kloc in the release. “It is an honor that Saginaw was recognized for having such a large percentage of individuals working in these fields. It shows the heart of our community.”
Michelle McGregor, president and CEO of First Ward Community Center, said she thinks the city’s honor is well deserved. People and companies in Saginaw tend to be very giving and helpful, McGregor said, whether they’re donating their time, labor or skills.
“In my tenure of being here, the residents of Saginaw are very caring people,” McGregor said. “The generosity that we receive to help our children, our seniors and just in bulk overall is almost overwhelming.”
Also making the Most Caring Cities list are Scranton, Pennsylvania, and cities named Springfield in Ohio, Massachusetts and Illinois.