San Diego, California, June 18, 2020 – Wawanesa General Insurance (Wawanesa Insurance) announced today that it is doubling its community support as part of the company’s overall Caring Together initiative to partner with people and organizations addressing COVID-19 related issues and working to end social injustice.
“Our communities are hurting in so many ways. Whether it’s the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic or the issues of social injustice in America, we are deeply committed to working with our community partners to support the essential work they do,” said Chris Henn, President of Wawanesa Insurance, U.S. Operations.
The new funds – totaling $400,000 – will be allocated to Civil Rights organizations, specifically the NAACP and National Urban League; United Way COVID-19 response, food banks and hospital foundations.
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is the largest Canadian Property and Casualty Mutual insurer with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at https://www.wawanesa.com/us/california/.
For more information:
Laura Gropen, Manager, US Communications and Community
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company