Wawanesa among the first insurers on the ground helping and supporting people affected by wildfires
WINNIPEG and VANCOUVER, July 25, 2017 /CNW/ - The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company ("Wawanesa") today announced it will donate $25,000 towards the Canadian Red Cross as it helps people affected by the British Columbia wildfires. This contribution will enable additional support in critical areas, and help families and communities most severely affected by this disaster.
The safety and well-being of residents in the areas affected by the wildfires is Wawanesa's utmost concern. Wawanesa has deployed its entire National Catastrophe Team to provide personal assistance and is making a corporate donation to the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires to support relief efforts.
"Our thoughts are with the people in British Columbia as the wildfire situation continues to unfold," said Wawanesa's Vice-President of British Columbia, Brenda Gibson. "We hope our donation and deployment of experienced team members will help expedite the relief that is so desperately needed during this difficult time."
Adjusters from the company's National Catastrophe Team were among the first on the ground as evacuation orders were issued in early July, and have set up temporary claims centres in Kamloops (Landsdowne Village Unit #211, 420 Lansdowne Street) and Prince George (Prince George Secondary School – 2901 Griffiths Avenue and Pine Centre Mall – 3055 Massey Drive). Wawanesa is tracking the development of these wildfires, and managing resources to ensure policyholders' needs are being addressed.
Policyholders can contact Wawanesa team members 24/7 at 1-844-WAWANESA (929-2637) or through our dedicated email address [email protected]. Wawanesa is continuing to provide resources and information through its dedicated BC wildfires webpage (wawanesa.com/bcwildfire), and is regularly posting updates on the company's social media channels.
About The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. With over 3,000 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada.
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For further information: Information (for journalists only): Selena Hinds, Communications & Community Affairs, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 1-844-946-6282, [email protected]