America’s Survivor Relief Fund Raises Over $250,000

Contributions to America’s Survivor Relief Fund, created by the Independent Insurance Agents of America (IIAA) and the Independent Insurance Agents Association of New York (IIAANY) to benefit victims and surviving family members of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, have surpassed the quarter million dollar mark in just three weeks, announces IIAA CEO Robert A. Rusbuldt.

“America’s Survivor Relief Fund has grown quickly thanks to a tremendous outpouring of support from agents, IIAA state associations and concerned individuals,” Rusbuldt said. “In just three weeks, contributions to the relief fund have surpassed the $250,000 mark. We are deeply appreciative of the support. The fund is another example of how all Americans have come together to support survivors and victims’ families through financial contributions and other acts of kindness. We encourage agents, their clients and company partners to donate to this worthy cause or their favorite local charity.”

America’s Survivor Relief Fund was created to direct contributions from IIAA members, their clients, industry professionals and concerned individuals to benefit victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington and southwestern Pennsylvania.

One hundred percent of the money raised by America’s Survivor Relief Fund will go directly to aiding victims and survivors of individuals killed in the terrorist tragedies. Contributions to America’s Survivor Relief Fund qualify as tax-deductible to the extent such deductions are available to the taxpayer. America’s Survivor Relief Fund can accept donations via electronic fund transfer (EFT) or credit card directly online at a secure website.

America’s Survivor Relief Fund accepts donations via MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards. Individuals and businesses also may contribute via credit card by phone or a check through the mail. To make a contribution online go to and click on the America’s Survivor Relief Fund logo. You will go to a page explaining the various donation options. Click on the appropriate method you wish to use to donate to the fund online.

Contributors can make credit card donations via the secure website or by calling InsurBanc, IIAA’s federal thrift bank, toll free at 1-866-467-2262. InsurBanc staff will accept credit card contributions directly over the phone each business day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT. After 5 p.m., callers are asked to leave their name and phone number. InsurBanc staff will return calls the next business day.

To contribute by check, send a check made payable to America’s Survivor Relief Fund to America’s Survivor Relief Fund, c/o InsurBanc, P.O. Box 615, Farmington, Conn. 06034.

All individual and business contributors to America’s Survivor Relief Fund will receive a statement documenting their donation to this worthy cause for use when preparing tax returns.