Farmers Being Recognized by IICF for Helping Disaster Stricken Communities

March 15, 2016

Farmers Insurance will be presented with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Golden Horizon Award at the organization’s annual Horizon Award Gala on March 16 at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

Accepting the IICF award on behalf of Farmers Insurance will be CEO Jeff Dailey.

The award is for the insurer group’s efforts in helping rebuild the communities of Joplin, Mo., and Sea Bright, N.J., following the weather events that struck those communities. In addition to donating thousands of volunteer hours and making financial contributions to support recovery efforts, Farmers led the creation of the Disaster Recovery Playbook, which compiles best practices for municipalities and communities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disaster.

“For more than 80 years, Farmers has been committed to helping people and communities in need, and I am proud to accept the IICF Golden Horizon Award on behalf of the thousands of Farmers employees and agents whose volunteer efforts and work as insurance professionals has helped people across the country,” Dailey said in a statement.

Joplin, MO, May 23, 2012 -- The remains of a home one year after a deadly EF-5 tornado struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011. The tornado killed 161 residents of Joplin, destroyed 25% of the town and generated $2.2 billion in property damage. FEMA supports the recovery efforts of towns and communities like Joplin as they work to rebuild after a disaster. Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA.

Joplin, MO, May 23, 2012 — The remains of a home one year after a deadly EF-5 tornado struck the city of Joplin on May 22, 2011. It killed 161 residents of Joplin, destroyed 25 percent of the town and generated $2.2 billion in property damage. Photo by Christopher Mardorf/FEMA.

This year’s Horizon Award Gala (formerly known as the Club100 Dinner) will bring together insurance professionals from dozens of leading companies to support local nonprofits as part of IICF’s Western Division Community Grants program. Event proceeds will go to benefit local nonprofits with targeted programs in child abuse prevention, disaster preparedness, education, and health and human services.

Through its grant program, IICF reinvests funds raised by a region back into that same region and its communities. IICF was established in 1994 and is directed and funded by the insurance industry.

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