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.
A spokesperson said, “Donations have been made in several areas:
- to support the KEMH fund for the purchase of emergency medical equipment, particularly personal protection equipment [PPE] for those working on the front line of the COVID-19 fight in Bermuda
- to support the Bermuda Community Foundation’s Emergency Fund which is providing support to local charities so that they can continue to provide critical services to our community and meet increased demand
- to support three organisations whom Zurich Bermuda has worked with in the past as they are challenged with meeting the increasing demand as a result of COVID-19: TEDS, Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army
- to support our essential workers with much needed transportation and school students with home internet
Zurich Bermuda Risk Officer, Jennifer Prescott, commented “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% 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, established by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd and Zurich Life Insurance Company Ltd in accordance with Swiss law.
“It is the main vehicle for the implementation of the Zurich Insurance Group’s overall community investment strategy. The Z Zurich Foundation aims to support a fairer, more open and sustainable society by empowering vulnerable people within its communities to better protect themselves from risk, and to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.”