Employees requested to help Florida communities recover from Hurricane Ian
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (October 7, 2022) – In light of the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Ian, the Sentry Insurance Foundation—Sentry’s philanthropic arm—has committed $25,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund, Florida’s official private fund established to aid communities as they respond to and recover from times of emergency or disaster.
In addition, the Sentry Foundation is also matching dollar-for-dollar all donations by Sentry employees, retirees, and board members up to $25,000.
“It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation and catastrophic impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida,” said Pete McPartland, Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Sentry. “We have more than 180 employees and retirees who live and work in Florida. It’s important to us that we do our part to help Floridians rebuild their lives and their communities.”
“Our employees have been asking about a way to help the Florida communities where our associates, retirees, families, and friends live,” said Kalynn Pempek, Executive Director of the Sentry Foundation. “The Sentry Foundation is pleased to match these donations and help as many people as possible during this difficult time.”
Donations made to the Florida Disaster Fund are distributed to local organizations that serve their communities. Following Hurricane Ian, all administrative and credit card fees have been waived to ensure 100 percent of every donation will be used to help Florida recover.
About Sentry Insurance Foundation
The Sentry Insurance Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sentry, one of the nation’s largest mutual insurers. Giving priorities include education, workforce development, United Way, and local organizations that work to improve the quality of life and build equitable communities where we live and work, including the Maui community.
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