Partnership Helps Support the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (October 6, 2020) – Amica Insurance, headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island, has partnered with the American Red Cross to support Red Cross Home Fire Relief. Through this partnership, Amica has contributed $35,000 to the Red Cross Home Fire Relief fund and is a Ready 365 Silver level supporter.
“We’re grateful to Amica Insurance for their continued support of the Red Cross, and for their commitment to our home fire preparedness and response efforts,” said Susan Roberts, Executive Director, American Red Cross in Rhode Island. “This partnership helps the Red Cross provide support to individuals and families impacted by the largest disaster threat – home fires.”
Every day, seven people are killed and another 36 are injured because of home fires. And annually, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 62,000 disasters – the vast majority of which are home fires. Here in Rhode Island, the Red Cross responds to about one home fire each day across the state. When someone experiences a home fire, Red Cross workers spring into action to address the urgent needs of survivors, whether it’s helping to secure lodging, providing food or offering emotional support.
Having working smoke alarms cuts the risk of dying in a home fire in half. To save lives, the Red Cross started the Home Fire Campaign in 2014, and to date, the campaign has saved more than 760 lives nationwide. Amica’s contribution to Home Fire Relief helps the Red Cross install free smoke alarms, share important preparedness information with families and provide support to people who have experienced a home fire. Emergencies don’t stop, and the COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped Rhode Island families from experiencing home fires or the Red Cross response to these disasters.
“As an insurance company, we’re very familiar with the devastation and mass disruption that disasters – particularly home fires – can cause,” said Amica Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. DiMuccio. “Through this partnership, we can work together to prepare communities for impending emergencies, big and small, with lifesaving fire prevention information and tools.”
The financial contributions of corporate citizens, like Amica, enable the Red Cross to make a tremendous difference every day for those who rely on our services during disasters and other emergencies.
About Ready 365
Ready 365 Giving Program members are businesses that value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross; they want to deepen their commitment to our mission; and they are ready to help save lives every day of the year. To learn more about how your business can help the Red Cross become Ready 365, visit RedCross.org/RI.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit RedCross.org/RI or visit us on Twitter @RIRedCross.
About Amica Insurance:
Amica is the longest-standing mutual insurer of automobiles in the U.S. A direct writer, Amica also offers home, life, marine and umbrella insurance, as well as annuities.
Founded on the principles of outstanding service, Amica creates peace of mind and builds enduring relationships with its customers. That mission is shared and supported by thousands of employees across the country.