The Assurant Foundation has donated US$10,000 to the Red Cross based in Barcelona to support its work fighting chronic poverty in the community and beyond. The Assurant Foundation is the charitable arm of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a global provider of risk management solutions, through which donations are provided or employee time invested.
Andy Morris, President & CEO, Assurant, Europe, officially presented the donation on a visit to the headquarters of the Red Cross in Barcelona on 1 March 2018. He was visiting Barcelona as part of a team from Assurant attending the Mobile World Congress at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, from 26 February to 1 March 2018.
Andy Morris said, “I’m delighted to be able to make this donation on behalf of the Assurant Foundation. The Foundation provides assistance to local organizations who are instrumental in improving the lives of those in the communities we serve, and the Red Cross does such important work with so many members of the public.
“Assurant believes in helping people to protect what matters most and this often becomes even more important in times of need. That’s why we commit the Assurant Foundation in a variety of ways, from employee volunteer work to charitable donations, so that everyone in the business can make a difference and give back to their communities.”
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Antoni Aguilera, President of the Catalan branch of the Spanish Red Cross, said, “We’d like to thank the Assurant Foundation for this donation which will help us to combat poverty and malnutrition. We’re committed to helping people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are, and it would not be possible without contributions like this. The first of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations is to end poverty in all its forms everywhere. Our society stands shoulder to shoulder as we work towards achieving this goal.”
This was the 7th year Assurant attended Mobile World Congress, providing visitors an opportunity to discuss how the mobile industry is evolving to meet the changing needs of consumers and businesses.