Economical and its employees donate nearly $12,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of BC Fires Emergency Appeal

VANCOUVER, July 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Economical Insurance and its employees across the country are proud to give nearly $12,000 to support the efforts of the Canadian Red Cross to help families displaced by the massive wildfires in British Columbia. Economical is providing $5,000 and has matched employee donations up to $100 per employee for a total contribution of $11,730.

"Our colleagues all across Canada responded quickly and generously and, with company matching, our total contribution will go towards the ongoing efforts of the Canadian Red Cross here in BC," said Cheryl Edmunson, Regional Vice President, Sales & Distribution of Economical Insurance in British Columbia.

"We have been on the ground since July 14 supporting our customers and broker partners at resiliency centres in the area of the wildfires," added Edmunson. "We are getting money into the hands of our customers displaced by the wildfires so they can be as comfortable as they can be until they are able to return home. Our claims people are meeting customers face-to-face to help restore their lives. We're also taking calls from BC customers at 1-800-661-4404."

About Economical Insurance
Founded in 1871, Economical is one of Canada's leading property and casualty insurers, with more than $2.1 billion in annualized premium volume and more than $5.4 billion in assets as at March 31, 2017. Based in Waterloo, this Canadian-owned and operated company services the insurance needs of more than one million customers across the country. Economical conducts business under the following brands: Economical Insurance, Economical, Western General, Economical Select, Perth Insurance, Sonnet, Petsecure, Economical Financial, and Family Insurance Solutions.

SOURCE Economical Insurance

For further information: Doug Maybee, Manager, Public and Media Relations, Economical Insurance, (T) 519.570.8249, (C) 519.404.0989, doug.maybee@economical.com

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