Following the destructive earthquake in Haiti, many companies serving the fire, EMS and law enforcement communities are playing a crucial part in rescue efforts. Over the next few weeks, FireRescue will highlight those companies that are having a direct impact on relief efforts.Following is one example of a company striving to make a difference in this devastated nation.
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
and its employees have donated $94,496 to the American Red Cross to support the relief and redevelopment efforts in Haiti.
For more than 140 years, Fireman’s Fund has been helping communities all across the country. It’s a core tradition built into the company, a value lived by its 3,200 employees, and a symbol of its commitment to help those who need help the most.
The earthquake in Haiti is no different. Though this tragedy is thousands of miles away, the pictures of destruction and despair have touched everyone’s hearts close to home and inspired Fireman’s Fund employees to do what they can to help.
Since the earthquake, employees made individual donations to the American Red Cross totaling $47,248. Today, Fireman's Fund is matching that amount with a $94,496 donation to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund.
“Hundreds of thousands of lives were affected by this tragedy, and we hope our collective donation will make a difference to a country that so desperately needs the world’s help,” said Mike LaRocco, president and CEO of Fireman’s Fund. “I am touched by the outpouring of support shown by our employees to help the people of Haiti.”
Following the earthquake, Fireman’s Fund pledged to match any employee donation up to $1,000 per person to the American Red Cross.
Fireman’s Fund’s core philanthropic mission is to support local fire departments across the country. Since 2004, Fireman’s Fund has issued grants to more than 1,500 different departments totaling more than $24 million. The money is used to provide needed equipment, training and educational tools to local fire departments.
About Fireman’s Fund
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company is a premier property and casualty insurance
company providing personal and commercial insurance products nationwide. It is
rated ‘AA-’ by Standard & Poor’s Rating Services as of Nov. 9, 2009. Fireman’s Fund is a member of the Allianz Group, the world’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance. For additional information, visit www.firemansfund.com