Nationwide Insurance Foundation announces $25,000 donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Ohio tornado victims
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2010
Mike Switzer 614-249-4092
Columbus, OH — To assist Ohio residents as they clean up from tornadoes and severe weather that swept through the state on Sept. 16, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to aid victims.
At least eight tornadoes and severe weather struck central and southeastern Ohio, affecting Athens, Meigs, Perry, Fairfield, Pickaway, Delaware and Wayne counties. At least 13 people were injured in Athens.
“These tornadoes have had a profound impact on many Ohioans,” said Chad Jester, president of the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. “We’re proud to make this donation to the American Red Cross to help people in our region rebuild their lives.”
The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will help meet immediate needs of victims of the recent flooding, providing food, shelter, emotional support, clean up kits and other assistance for Ohio families and communities as they begin to rebuild their lives. People interested in donating to the Red Cross may donate online at www.redcross.org, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 mobile donation.
Nationwide’s claims teams are available across the state to assist affected policyholders. In the event of a policyholder needing to file an insurance claim, representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist them. Policyholders with storm damage should call the Nationwide claims hotline at 1-800-421-3535 or contact their local agent.
About the Nationwide Insurance Foundation
The Nationwide Insurance Foundation is an independent corporation funded by contributions from Nationwide companies including Nationwide Insurance and Nationwide Financial. Founded in 1959, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation has committed more than $250 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.