Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2018 – The American Red Cross today recognized Brown & Brown, Inc. for supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) with a 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 Powell. “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.
With more than 8,700 teammates in 300 locations across the United States, England, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and Canada, we regularly volunteer and support the communities in which we live, work and play. This partnership offers even more opportunities for us to support communities through the Red Cross and its valuable work.