Northwestern Mutual pledges $250,000 to American Red Cross

Special to The Freeman

August 6, 2014

MILWAUKEE Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual said Wednesday it is pledging $250,000 to the American Red Cross.

The funds will support the Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, with $200,000 allocated to the national program and $50,000 for Wisconsin relief, according to a statement. Funding supports Red Cross disaster relief activities, including sheltering, feeding, purchasing and distributing relief supplies, storing equipment, providing health and emotional support, and reconnecting individuals separated during disasters, the statement said.

"You never know when a disaster can strike, but you can be prepared," said Jo Eisenhart, senior vice president, human resources, facilities and strategic philanthropy at Northwestern Mutual. "Through our partnership with the Red Cross, Northwestern Mutual is able to play a part in the road to recovery for our neighbors, both here in Wisconsin and across the nation, when a disaster strikes."

In 2013, the Disaster Responder Program provided response for emergencies in all 50 states, serving more than 19.6 million meals and providing 7.8 million relief items.

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