Nationwide Insurance Foundation donates $150,000 to Red Cross Haiti Disaster Relief Fund
Nationwide Insurance Foundation also to match contributions of Nationwide employees to United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2010
Mike Switzer 614-249-4092
Columbus, OH— The Nationwide Insurance Foundation announced today
a $150,000 donation to the Red Cross Haiti Disaster Relief Fund.
Additionally, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation will match
contributions of Nationwide employees of $25 or more to the United Way
Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund, which is providing assistance to victims
of the earthquake in Haiti.
"It’s impossible to see the devastation in Haiti and not want to act,"
said Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen. "We hope our gift, along with those
of others across the country, will help the American Red Cross bring the
much needed relief to the people of Haiti."
The Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will support long-term recovery
efforts to rebuild lives and infrastructure devastated by the disaster
and address educational, financial and health-related challenges faced by
the Haitian people.
"We’re very pleased that the Nationwide Insurance Foundation is able to
support associates who choose to help Haiti through the United Way by
matching their contribution dollar for dollar,” said Chad Jester,
president of the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. “Together we can make a
greater impact on the lives of those impacted by the earthquakes.”
The Nationwide Insurance Foundation is an independent corporation funded by contributions from Nationwide companies including Nationwide Insurance. Founded in 1959, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation has committed more than $190 million since 2000 to help nonprofit organizations in communities where Nationwide associates and their families live and work. Just as Nationwide supports its customers in their moment of need, the company’s involvement in its home communities is focused on supporting organizations that help people facing critical or immediate need.
Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by A.M. Best. The company provides a full range of personalized insurance and financial services, including car insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, administrative services, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and health and productivity services. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.
Nationwide, the Nationwide Framemark and On Your Side are service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.