WINNIPEG and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company (Wawanesa), one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with a growing presence in the United States, today announced it will donate $10,000 U.S. towards the American Red Cross and its efforts to help those communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
"Our hearts are with all those affected by Hurricane Harvey, particularly those who have been displaced from their homes," said Jodi Carradice, Wawanesa's Senior Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer. "This donation is intended to help fund recovery efforts and to show our support for the thousands of people impacted by the devastation."
While Wawanesa does not operate in the state of Texas, the company has a long history of providing aid in times of disaster, and helping communities rebuild and recover.
"When disaster strikes, we are given an opportunity to stand behind our neighbours in empathy and support," said Chris Henn, President of Wawanesa's U.S. Operations. "Our thoughts are with the people in Texas and in the Gulf Coast during this difficult time."
About The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,000 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
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