Last week, a multi-day severe weather outbreak struck 17 states and millions of homes and businesses as multiple tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail storms tore through the Midwest and southern regions of the country.
During this time of cleanup and restoration, keep in mind that the Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund is available to help Big “I” members and their employees with their recovery efforts. In the past year, the fund has awarded more than $40,000 to association members and their families, providing assistance throughout the process of re-establishing their lives, homes and businesses after a fire, flood, tornado or other natural disaster.
The Trusted Choice Disaster Relief Fund was established by Big “I” to assist those who have suffered losses due to natural or man-made disasters. The fund makes cash grants to Big “I” members, their agency staffs and others in the insurance industry to pay for immediate or ongoing financial needs when other funding sources, such as insurance and other grants, are not available. The fund can also fill the gap until other funding sources are accessible, as well as provide insurance agents with supplies and resources to aid victims and surviving family members in their communities.
You can find guidelines for submitting information for a grant, as well as a relief fund application, online. If you would like to make a donation to the fund to assist your fellow agents in need, we welcome your help.