The InsuranceIndustry Charitable Foundation reported that arecord-breaking 8,577 insurance industry volunteers from 76 citiesacross 30 states provided over 25,000 hours of service tononprofits during the foundation's Week of Giving.

The foundation's program, held this year from Oct. 10-17, bringsinsurance industry professionals together for a week-long series ofvolunteer projects and events. The projects are designed to allowindustry volunteers the opportunity to give back to the localcommunities in which they live and work.

“It is in the nature of the insurance industry to help,” saidBill Ross, the foundation's CEO. “By volunteering, I think we put aface to the industry. You get a chance to meet those individualswho represent the industry directly and by giving back, I think inthe collective effort, we’re able to kind of raise our visibilityof the industry and of the individuals who make up theindustry.”

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Trudy Knockless

Trudy Knockless is a reporter on ALM Media's Business of Law desk.  She has a background serving legal and insurance publications. Contact her at [email protected] or on LinkedIn at Trudy Knockless.