IIAA Launches Victim Relief Fund

The Independent Insurance Agents of Americaand the Independent Insurance Agents Association of New York haveestablished a relief fund to benefit victims and surviving familymembers of individuals who lost their lives in last weeks terroristattacks in New York City and around the country.

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One hundred percent of the money received by Americas SurvivorRelief Fund will go directly to aiding victims and survivors ofindividuals killed in last weeks tragedies, IIAA said.

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The fund was created to direct contributions from IIAA members,their clients, industry professionals and concerned individuals toaid victims and survivors. Contributions to the fund qualify astax-deductible to the extent such deductions are available to thetaxpayer, the Alexandria, Va.-based IIAA said.

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Additional partners supporting the fund include the Big Iaffiliates in New Jersey, Connecticut and Kentucky.

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Individual and business contributions to Americas SurvivorRelief Fund can be facilitated through three means–electronic fundtransfer, credit card payment or check. Individuals and businesseswishing to make contributions to the fund should go towww.independentagent.com and click on the funds logo. A Web pageexplains contribution procedures.

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IIAA initiated the fundraising drive with a $5,000contribution.

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“Through Americas Survivor Relief Fund, independent agents,their clients and concerned individuals from all walks of life cansupport the victims and survivors of [last week's] tragic events,”said IIAA Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Rusbuldt. “The fundwill empower concerned individuals to express their support forvictims and survivors of this tragedy.”


Reproduced from National Underwriter Property &Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management Edition, September 17,2001. Copyright 2001 by The National Underwriter Company in theserial publication. All rights reserved.Copyright in this articleas an independent work may be held by the author.


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