Foresters donates $25,000 to Red Cross to aid relief efforts in the Philippines

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - To help families who have been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Foresters™ is donating $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.

"At Foresters, we have been deeply distressed by this terrible disaster that has affected so many families in the Philippines," said George Mohacsi, president and CEO, Foresters. "We hope that our support of the Red Cross relief efforts will help families to start rebuilding their lives."

The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. They are preparing rapid response teams and supplies for those worst affected by the storm.  As well, search and rescue teams are on standby and emergency supplies of blankets, sleeping mats, hygiene kits and water carriers have been readied for distribution in the coming days.

About Foresters
Foresters™ is a life insurance provider with a difference.  The fraternal benefit society, founded in 1874, supports family well-being through quality products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with over one million members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters™ is the trade name and a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9; its subsidiaries are licensed to use this mark.

SOURCE: Foresters

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