NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013—The Assurant Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Assurant, Inc., announced today that it will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support their disaster relief efforts to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Assurant Foundation also will match funds raised by employees at office-based events in support of Philippine charitable relief efforts.
"In keeping with our long-standing value and commitment to community outreach, Assurant and our employees are joining the global call to action to help victims in the Philippines," said Robert B. Pollock, president and chief executive officer of Assurant. "We hope these funds help families and communities affected recover and rebuild in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan."
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.
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 is 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. Assurant has approximately $29 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. For more information on Assurant, please visit http://www.assurant.com and follow us on Twitter (@AssurantNews).
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