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MAPFRE Insurance Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross in Response to Webster Tornado that Displaced Dozens of Residents

WEBSTER, Mass., August 28, 2018 – MAPFRE Insurance today announced a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts (ARCMA) to support its Disaster Relief fund, in response to the tornado that struck Webster August 4. The donation will be used to help the 43 individuals who were displaced by the tornado, and other people whose lives are affected by devastating events.

“When a tornado, fire or flood takes a house, it takes everything that makes that house a home,” said Erin Ryder, Regional Philanthropy Officer, ARCMA. “MAPFRE has stepped forward to bring dignity, help and hope to the Webster families affected, as well as others displaced by disasters in our area.”

MAPFRE’s $10,000 donation will help the local American Red Cross provide emergency shelter, meals, clothing, toiletries and other necessities to those impacted. It will also hasten victims’ recovery, as the Red Cross helps them replace lost possessions, navigate insurance and process the emotional loss often felt by victims of natural disasters.

“MAPFRE is proud to support the American Red Cross in its mission to help neighborhoods rebuild after disasters,” said MAPFRE USA President and Chief Executive Officer Alfredo Castelo. “We are committed to our communities and efforts that support their recovery and sustainability.”

About MAPFRE Insurance:

MAPFRE Insurance, rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company, serves policyholders in 19 states across the United States through a network of more than 5,000 independent agents and brokers. MAPFRE Insurance is the 19th largest provider of personal automobile insurance and the 20th largest personal lines insurer in the United States. MAPFRE Insurance is also the largest private passenger automobile insurer, homeowners’ insurer and commercial automobile insurer in Massachusetts. MAPFRE Insurance provides a full range of insurance products, including coverage for automobiles, homes, motorcycles, watercraft and business. MAPFRE Insurance is part of the MAPFRE Group.

MAPFRE is a global insurance company with a worldwide presence. It is the benchmark insurer in the Spanish market and the largest Spanish multinational insurance group in the world. The company is the main multinational insurer in Latin America and is among the Top 5 largest Non-Life European insurers by premium volume. MAPFRE employs more than 36,000 professionals globally and in 2017, MAPFRE’s revenues surpassed $34 billion, and net earnings were above $850 million.


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