NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The QBE Foundation today announced it will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
According to QBE North America President and Chief Executive Officer John Rumpler, the donation is directed to assist the Red Cross in providing shelter, food and other assistance to area residents who have been affected by the storm. "As a New York City-based business with many employees in the area, QBE is committed to helping take care of those who are suffering the impacts of this devastating storm," he says.
The QBE Foundation's mission is to help people live more independently, successfully and productively with a special commitment to the communities where QBE does business.
"Helping people get on their feet after this catastrophe will certainly aid in their success in returning to work and continuing to be productive citizens," Rumpler says. "We are proud to partner with the Red Cross to help make this happen."
QBE North America is part of QBE Insurance Group Limited, one of the top 20 insurers and reinsurers worldwide. QBE Insurance Group's 2011 results can be found at www.qbena.com. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, QBE operates out of 52 countries around the globe, with a presence in every key insurance market. The North America division, headquartered in New York, conducts business through its property and casualty insurance subsidiaries. QBE insurance companies are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best and "A+" by Standard & Poor's.
SOURCE QBE Foundation