$50,000 Contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2013—The Assurant Foundation and Assurant Specialty Property today announced a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross, to help victims of Sunday’s tornadoes in the Midwest.
The contribution from the Assurant Foundation, the charitable arm of specialty insurance provider Assurant, Inc., will go to the Red Cross’ disaster relief fund. The organization is providing shelter and other assistance for storm victims in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
“Our claims teams are working to help customers whose homes were damaged or destroyed by these storms,” said Gene Mergelmeyer , president and CEO of Assurant Specialty Property. “We’re proud to support the American Red Cross in assisting these communities as they look to rebuild.”
For more than three decades, the Assurant Foundation has provided financial assistance to charitable organizations assisting with disaster recovery. In recent years, through support of the American Red Cross, contributions have helped those affected by natural disasters including Superstorm Sandy, victims of earthquakes and tsunamis in Haiti, Chile, Japan and Indian Ocean, as well as communities hit by extreme storms and tornadoes throughout the U.S.
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About the Assurant Foundation
Assurant embraces a core set of enduring values: Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking and Uncommon Results. The approximately 14,500 employees of Assurant strive to provide superior service to customers and clients, while improving the quality of life in local communities where we live and work. The Assurant Foundation extends that commitment by providing financial assistance to designated nonprofit organizations that focus on health and wellness, homes and property or help in the hometowns where we operate.
Assurant Specialty Property is a part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ, with approximately $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant Specialty Property’s services include insurance tracking and management, as well as property and personal coverage such as renters, farm and flood insurance.
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Robert Byrd, 770.763.2319
Senior Director, Communications