ATLANTA, July 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After launching a global Employee Giving Program two months ago, Crawford & Company® will present the Canadian Red Cross with more than $100,000 to help the citizens of Northern Alberta with essential needs. The program was initiated in May after the Fort McMurray wildfires forced the evacuation of nearly 90,000 residents of Wood Buffalo, Alberta, and destroyed about 2,400 homes and other buildings.
“I am proud that Crawford® employees globally, as well as our Board of Directors, showed such an outpouring of support by contributing to this community in its time of need,” said Harsha V. Agadi, president and CEO. “This is a testament that we truly live up to the name of our employee assistance program, Crawford Cares.”
The Company matched 100 percent of employee donations through July 1, which will be given to the Canadian Red Cross this month.
“Our Canadian operation has received tremendous support from our Crawford colleagues around the globe,” said Pat Van Bakel, CEO of Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. “We are thankful and fortunate to be able to help this community, which is in the process of rebuilding after such devastation.”
The Insurance Bureau of Canada recently reported the Fort McMurray wildfires are the most expensive disaster in the country’s history, totaling an estimated $3.58 billion.
In June, Crawford opened a branch in Fort McMurray in order to better serve area residents. Crawford adjusters from around the world continue providing assistance in the area-helping residents and businesses settle claims and rebuild.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company® (www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the one of world’s largest independent providers of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution(TM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRD-A and CRD-B.
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Kara Grady, vice president, Corporate Communications