(Erie, Pa.) December 20, 2011 - There's something special about being home for the holidays. That's why Erie Insurance is partnering with Habitat for Humanity this holiday season, helping dreams of home ownership come true across the company's service territory.
Erie Insurance President & CEO Terry Cavanaugh announced a $125,000 collective donation to 24 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across 11 states during an employee event held at the Fortune 500 Company's headquarters.
"As an insurance provider, we understand how much having a home means to people, especially during the holiday season," said Cavanaugh. "Together with our employees and agents, we're proud to support Habitat for Humanity with funding and volunteers to help create safe housing for deserving families."
Beyond the monetary donation, ERIE Employees will be delivering over 150 holiday wreaths to Habitat homeowners in the coming weeks. Arthur Woodward, Chief Executive Officer of the Flower City Habitat for Humanity in Rochester, N.Y. and Nancy Milkowski, Executive Director of the Greater Erie Area Habitat for Humanity, in Erie, Pa. accepted ERIE's donation on behalf of all Habitat affiliates.
The following Habitat for Humanity affiliates will also receive a portion of the $125,000 donation:
According to A.M. Best Company, Erie Insurance Group, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, is the 12th largest automobile and 14th homeowners insurer in the United States based on direct premiums written and the 20th largest property/casualty insurer in the United States based on total lines net premium written. The Group, rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, has over 4.3 million policies in force and operates in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Erie Insurance Group is a FORTUNE 500 company. Erie Insurance is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Customer Service Champion and is one of only 40 companies so named in the U.S. Erie Insurance has also been recognized on the list of Ward's 50 Group of top performing insurance companies. The Ward's 50 award analyzes the financial performance of 3,000 property and casualty companies and nearly 800 life and health insurance companies and recognizes the top performers for achieving outstanding financial results in safety and consistency over a five-year period (2006-2010).
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