500 Claim Center Employees Help the Red Cross Comfort Disaster Victims
In September 2012, more than a month before Storm Sandy struck, 500 employees at Chubb's Eastern, Western and Simsbury (Connecticut)
Claim Service Centers competed in a cross-center community outreach project to support American Red Cross efforts.
"In Claims, we know what it means to demonstrate empathy, care and compassion to those who have suffered a loss, damage or
injury or who are contending with challenging circumstances. This cross-center initiative reminded us of what we and our customers
endured in 2011 during many storms that occurred throughout the country, most notably Hurricane Irene," says Hope Jarvis,
global claim center manager, who serves on the board of the American Red Cross San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.
In all, the employees donated 5,744 items to be assembled into 400 disaster-relief comfort kits to help meet people's needs
in getting through one day and night following a disaster. They also contributed $2,400 to fund additional kits.
Employees in locations across the country frequently make the American Red Cross a beneficiary of their outreach efforts.
Many also participated in a Chubb's special $1,000,000 fund for Sandy-related relief efforts, which included a $500,000 Chubb
donation to the American Red Cross for disaster relief and a match on a two-for-one basis, up to $500,000, of contributions
made by employees worldwide to any disaster relief organization that is a qualified U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.