Montpelier, VT - (August 29, 2017) National Life Group and its employees have mobilized this week to offer assistance to the people of southeast Texas in the midst of the ongoing floods caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The company is donating $50,000 to charities in the Houston region that are addressing immediate needs. And many of the 250 employees in the company’s Dallas office have signed up to volunteer in the relief effort, particularly at evacuation sites that have been established in north Texas. Although National Life’s Texas operations are based in Dallas, the company also has employees and many agents who live in Houston.
“Our corporate values to Do good, be good, and make good are more than just words,” said Mehran Assadi, Chairman, CEO and President. “When we see an opportunity to help our neighbors, we do. The heart-wrenching scenes we’ve all seen in Houston are a call to action to do even more good.”
The company’s donation will be split between Americares, a health organization that helps communities respond to disasters, and the Americares will also perform, as will Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, which was set up by Mayor Sylvester Turner at the Greater Houston Community Foundation to receive donations.
Employees on the company’s campuses in Texas and Vermont have organized supply drives to help evacuees who have been relocated to Dallas and other locations. Employees are also volunteering with relief and cleanup in Dallas and Houston, relying on company-paid time off to offer their help.
At National Life, our story is simple: For more than 167 years we’ve worked hard to deliver on our promises to millions of people with our vision of providing peace of mind in times of need. It’s our cause, stemming from a deep passion to live our values to do good, be good and make good, every day. Learn more at NationalLife.com.
Contact: Ross Sneyd, corporate communications, National Life Group, 802.229.3866.
National Life Group® is a trade name of National Life Insurance Company, founded in Montpelier, Vt., in 1848, Life Insurance Company of the Southwest, Addison, Texas, chartered in 1955, and their affiliates. Each company of National Life Group is solely responsible for its own financial condition and contractual obligations. Life Insurance Company of the Southwest is not an authorized insurer in New York and does not conduct insurance business in New York.