WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 4,000 insurance industry volunteers provided 15,000 hours of service to non-profits across the country as a part of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation's (IICF) Volunteer Week.
During the eight-day industry-wide event, thousands of industry professionals gave back to their local communities through volunteer service. IICF volunteers support hundreds of community nonprofits ranging in focus area from education and youth programs to the environment, with over 500 volunteer projects offered. Since its inception, Volunteer Week has provided over 155,000 hours of service to community organizations.
"Insurance is a people-centered business. The IICF provides the industry with a unified effort to enrich our communities. The Denver business community has welcomed Volunteer Week with enthusiasm," commented Tom Glock, Vice President, Commercial Risk Services, ACE USA.
Expanding its geographical reach in 2011, Volunteer Week mobilizes insurance professionals to make an even greater impact through collaboration. Volunteer projects took place in all three IICF operating divisions spanning AZ, CA, CO, CT, IL, KS, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OK, and UT.
"Swiss Re is proud to support the IICF and Volunteer Week," commented Eileen Lim, Head of Communications for the Americas Division of Swiss Re. "Our New York staff cleared out trails in Van Cordtland Park; our Overland Park colleagues helped clear tornado devastation in Joplin, MO; employees from our Chicago office prepared lunches for families who have a child suffering from a serious illness at Chicago-land Ronald McDonald houses. We salute IICF's efforts bringing together the collective resources of the insurance industry to help our communities and enrich lives."
Volunteer Week is IICF's largest national program. IICF has contributed over $17 million and 155,000 volunteer hours to community nonprofits.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 and is completely directed and funded by the insurance industry. The Industry Foundation helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. Since its inception, the Industry Foundation has contributed over $17 million and 155,000 volunteer hours to hundreds of community nonprofits. IICF is a registered not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.