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All Big “I” Japan members accounted for and safe.
As dire images from Japan continue to dominate the news, the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”) stands ready to help meet disaster assistance needs through the Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund. The Big “I” has 49 agency members in Japan, and as of earlier this week, all employees were accounted for and safe. However, there is a long road of rebuilding ahead. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Big “I” Japan members were generous in donating to Big “I” disaster relief efforts. And now U.S. members have a chance to assist Japan in its time of need.
The Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund was established by the IIAA Educational Foundation of the Big “I” to assist those who have suffered losses due to natural or man-made disasters. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity and all contributions are tax deductible.
The fund makes cash grants to those in the insurance industry, including Big “I” members and their agency staffs, and others to pay for immediate or ongoing financial needs when other funding sources (such as insurance and other grants) are not available, to fill the gap until other funding sources can be accessed and to provide insurance agents with supplies and resources to assist with disaster relief efforts to aid victims and surviving family members in their communities.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund or to apply for a grant, go to www.independentagent.com and click on “About Us” and then “Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund.”
To contribute via check, send a check payable to the “Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund” to:
Attn: Lillian Carter
Trusted Choice® Disaster Relief Fund
127 S. Peyton St.
Alexandria, VA 22314