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Nationwide Insurance Foundation Announces $100,000 Donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund

July 05, 2012

Claims topping 17,000 across the country

Columbus, Ohio - To assist people across the country as they clean up from wildfires, storms in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions, and other recent disasters, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation announced today a $100,000 donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Nationwide and Allied Insurance (collectively “Nationwide”) have received more than 17,000 claims as of July 3. Procedures are in place to respond quickly to customer needs. Nationwide policyholders with damage should call the Nationwide claims hotline at 1-800-421-3535 or contact their agent.

“At Nationwide, we’re in the business of protecting and restoring what matters most to our members,” said Chad Jester, President of the Nationwide Insurance Foundation. “One of the many ways we do this is by supporting the American Red Cross in helping people rebuild their lives.”

The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will help meet immediate needs of victims, providing food, shelter, emotional support, clean up kits and other assistance for families and communities as they begin to rebuild their lives. People interested in donating to the Red Cross may donate online at, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 mobile donation.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at

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 $290 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.

About Allied

Allied Insurance is a property and casualty insurer established in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1929. Allied operates in 33 states through a network of independent agents with regional offices in Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA; Lincoln, NE; Gainesville, FL; and Sacramento, CA. Allied has been a member of the Nationwide family of companies since 1998, and is responsible for Nationwide’s independent agency system. Nationwide, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the country’s largest multi-line insurers and financial services organizations. Information is available at

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, 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 both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit

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