IICF Starts Another Disaster Relief Fund to Aid Irma Victims

September 25, 2017

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization, announced the establishment of a new disaster relief fund to assist those affected by the catastrophic damage of Hurricane Irma.

“IICF board members, volunteers and supporters have been pledging their generous support for those in Florida and beyond, just as they stepped up immediately to help in Texas following Hurricane Harvey,” said Bill Ross, CEO, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation. “With Hurricane Irma following so closely behind Harvey, there is unprecedented need for support of the community at large, he said.

Donations can be made to the IICF Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund by clicking here or visiting: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/InsuranceIndustryCharitable/Relief-2.html

IICF earlier established its Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund, which has raised more than $400,000 to help the affected communities—through both company contributions and individual donations from 1,000 insurance professionals.

IICF Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund remains open to contributions by clicking here or visiting: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/InsuranceIndustryCharitable/Relief-1.html

While raising relief funds following both catastrophic hurricanes, IICF is now also working to identify local nonprofit organizations providing direct assistance in greater Houston and other Texas communities. John Vasturia, President, Specialty Markets, Munich Reinsurance America and IICF Board of Governors Chair, noted that, “IICF has already identified several local lead agencies assisting individuals and families affected by Hurricane Harvey, including the Greater Houston Community Foundation and Houston Food Bank. We’re directing 100 percent of the funds raised through the IICF disaster relief funds to local nonprofits meeting local needs, so we’re able to maximize our impact and help these communities begin to recover.”

With both hurricanes making landfall in the Southeastern U.S., IICF’s Southeast Division, based in Dallas, is leading our fundraising efforts, Ross said.

Source: Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation