Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York and its employees recently extended a helping hand to the many people struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy.
According to a news release:
Last week the company sponsored a corporate campaign at its Binghamton, New York, headquarters. In addition to donating $15,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, the company and its employees donated a truckload of much-needed supplies for the storm’s victims.
“Our hearts go out to the millions of people who have been affected by this devastating storm, many of whom include our friends, relatives, business associates and policyholders,” said Security Mutual Chairman, President and CEO Bruce W. Boyea. “To everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, we at Security Mutual offer our thoughts, prayers and encouragement as you continue the work of rebuilding and recovery.”
Security Mutual’s $15,000 donation to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund consisted of a corporate donation, together with employees’ personal contributions, all of which the Company matched.
In conjunction with donating to the Red Cross, Security Mutual employees also organized an in-house campaign to collect and deliver emergency supplies.
“Employees really wanted to do something to help meet the immediate needs of people whose homes have been destroyed or who were still without electricity,” said Boyea. “I salute Cathy Kithcart of our Underwriting Department, who not only spearheaded this effort, but also personally delivered the supplies to New York City this past Saturday. I also salute three organizations that helped make this delivery possible: United Way, who helped coordinate the drop location; U-Haul, who donated the use of a rental truck; and Mirabito Energy Products, who donated the gasoline for the trip.”
The relief supplies—which were delivered to the Salvation Army in Blue Point, New York, for their emergency shelter—included water, paper products, diapers, personal items such as toothbrushes and razors, and socks, hats, mittens and scarves for both children and adults.