Zurich donates $160,000 to crisis efforts
Zurich Bermuda and the Z Zurich Foundation, Zurich Insurance Group's charitable foundation, have together donated $160,000 to support the community during the Covid-19 crisis.
The money has been donated:
• To support the KEMH fund for the purchase of emergency medical equipment, particularly personal protection equipment for frontline medical staff
• To support the Bermuda Community Foundation's Emergency Fund which is supporting local charities as they deal with increased demand
• To support three organisations whom Zurich Bermuda has worked with in the past as they cope with increased demand during the crisis: TEDS, Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army
• To support our essential workers with much needed transportation and school students with home internet
Jennifer Prescott, Zurich Bermuda risk officer, said: “Zurich Bermuda has an incredible group of dedicated staff, who raise the bar with their support of our community; in addition to donations made annually by our Charity Committee, in 2019 we had over 90 per cent of employees volunteering for the causes we support.
“It was clear to us that as this local crisis developed, we needed to continue, and even increase, how we helped our community and thus were thrilled that the Z Zurich Foundation agreed to collaborate with us on our proposed donations.”
Zurich Bermuda is part of the Zurich Group and has been in Bermuda for over 40 years. The Z Zurich Foundation is a charitable foundation based in Zurich that aims to support a fairer, more open and sustainable society by empowering vulnerable people within its communities.