The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, announced that it is donating $25,000 to assist in the present relief efforts to help those whose lives have been affected by twin tornadoes that ravaged the town of Pilger, Nebraska.
Guardian has already committed $20,000 to the American Red Cross for tornado relief designated for Nebraska; as well as $5,000 in matching contributions through a fundraising effort initiated by Guardian’s local General Agency, the Woody Financial Group. The check presentation took place at the Nebraska Department of Insurance and was hosted by Bruce Ramge, Nebraska Director of Insurance.
“The images from Nebraska have been heartbreaking and we at Guardian extend our sympathies to those affected,” commented Joseph DeCresce, Second Vice President and Counsel at Guardian. “At the same time, we are proud to provide this level of assistance and we are inspired by the resolve and spirit of community that has taken hold in the wake of this tragedy.”
In addition to the corporate donation, Guardian’s local agency, the Woody Financial Group, has been fundraising for the tornado relief fund. "We are grateful for Guardian’s generosity," says Michael McGuire, a Financial Representative with The Woody Financial Group, a Guardian agency. "This donation will accelerate the recovery efforts and provide a helping hand to our neighbors". The Woody Financial Group is located at 12020 Shamrock Plaza, Ste. 200, Omaha, NE.
“The insurance industry has a long and proud history of supporting our communities,” said Bruce Ramge. “This is just one part of that steadfast commitment to highlight its values and create true social impact.”