|[December 13, 2012]
GEICO Donates $135,000 to Support Superstorm Sandy Relief Victims
WOODBURY, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
To benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy, GEICO's
Philanthropic Foundation is contributing $125,000 to the United
Red Cross, and Salvation
Army. GEICO associates also contributed an additional $10,000,
totaling up to $135,000 to these hurricane relief organizations.
The funds will be used to provide assistance and address the rcovery
needs of the communities that were most affected by the storm. The check
presentation to these organizations will be held at GEICO's
Woodbury office on Friday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.
"As the largest auto insurer in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,
we've seen and heard many devastating stories of our associates and
customers who were deeply affected by Superstorm Sandy," said John Pham,
regional vice president of GEICO's Woodbury office. "This donation is a
part of GEICO's ongoing effort in rebuilding our communities and helping
storm victims get back on their feet again."
After Superstorm Sandy swept through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic
regions, GEICO associates across the country stepped in to raise funds
for hurricane relief efforts. GEICO's Lakeland office sold New
York-style bagels and pizza and auctioned basketball tickets to their
associates while GEICO's Coralville office hosted a bake sale.
"We are thrilled to have partners like GEICO to offer support during
this devastating time," said Theresa Regnante, president of United Way
of Long Island. "We applaud GEICO, United Way USA and our regional
partner UWNYC in coordinating the response on behalf of 8 million people
affected across the eastern seaboard."
Since Hurricane Sandy's landfall, GEICO has been working diligently to
assist policyholders affected by the storm. More than 500 adjusters
across the country were sent to the New York and New Jersey regions to
inspect vehicles, process claims
and hand out settlement checks. GEICO also deployed its corporate
satellite communications trailer to assist policyholders located in the
hardest hit areas.
"Associates countrywide are doing a tremendous job behind the scenes to
support this extraordinary claims-handling effort," said Seth Ingall,
regional vice president of GEICO's Buffalo office. "We really appreciate
the dedication and support given by our associates to those affected by
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