WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today recognized Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), headquartered in Daytona Beach, FL, for supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) with an annual pledge of $1 million.
ADGP members pledge donations year-round, in advance of major disasters, to ensure the Red Cross can respond immediately with comfort and care when disasters occur, help families during the recovery process, and ensure communities become better prepared for the next disaster. Donations from ADGP members like Brown & Brown support Red Cross disaster relief activities, including sheltering, feeding, purchasing and distributing relief supplies, storing equipment, maintaining vehicles, and providing health and emotional support.
"The American Red Cross relies on the generosity of our volunteers, donors and partners to fulfill our lifesaving mission," said American Red Cross president and CEO Gail McGovern. "Thanks to the support of Brown & Brown and other ADGP companies, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people affected by disasters whenever and wherever they strike."
"Brown & Brown and the American Red Cross are deeply centered on community, and we are pleased to partner with them to provide ongoing resources for prevention and preparedness programs and important disaster relief initiatives," said J. Powell Brown, president and CEO of Brown & Brown. "For nearly 80 years, Brown & Brown teammates have been dedicated to the people and communities we serve and our partnership with the Red Cross exemplifies our commitment to giving back and supporting those in need."
Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country, including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires. Red Cross services are provided to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income through the generosity of Red Cross donors.
Brown & Brown has more than 8,700 teammates in 300 locations across the United States, England, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and Canada. Brown & Brown teammates regularly volunteer and support the communities in which they live, work and play. This partnership offers even more opportunities for teammates to support communities through the Red Cross and its valuable work.
Other members of the Annual Disaster Giving Program include major leading companies and organizations such as: American Airlines; Anheuser-Busch Foundation; Anthem Foundation; Bank of America; Caterpillar Foundation; The Clorox Company; ConocoPhillips; Costco Wholesale; Delta Air Lines; Disney; Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation; FedEx; Grainger; The Home Depot Foundation; LDS Charities; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; Mazda North American Operations; Microsoft Corp.; Nationwide Foundation; New Balance Foundation and New Balance Athletics; PepsiCo Foundation; State Farm; Target; VSP Global; and Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.
Individuals can help people affected by disasters by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donations to Disaster Relief enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
About Brown & Brown
Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of insurance products and services. Additionally, certain Brown & Brown, Inc. subsidiaries offer a variety of risk management, third party administration, and other services. Serving business, public entity, individual, trade, and professional association customers nationwide, Brown & Brown, Inc. is ranked by Business Insurance magazine as the world's sixth largest insurance brokerage. For more information about Brown & Brown, Inc., visit www.bbinsurance.com.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
SOURCE American Red Cross