Farmers Insurance, a national multiline insurance group, and Team Rubicon, an El Segundo-based, international nonprofit organization that unites veterans with first responders to provide emergency response services, announced the launch of a unique collaboration that will integrate the skills of America’s veterans into the insurance group’s disaster response efforts. Farmers will kick-start the efforts with a $125,000 contribution to support Team Rubicon’s mission.
Beginning with the aftermath of the next major disaster Team Rubicon will supplement Farmers on-the-ground relief efforts by offering customers assistance in the areas of home repair and debris management, such as securing properties to prevent looting, searching for valuables and tarping roofs to alleviate further damage. Team Rubicon will also support local authorities as requested with disaster readiness, relief, recovery and search and rescue missions. With up to 100 veterans at a time deployed to an affected area, Team Rubicon will provide disaster relief services to the local community while working with Farmers.
In the aftermath of an event, the bulk of critical first-response activity is “people-first.” Safety-related precautions like cutting power, searching for missing people and controlling access to the area are at the top of local authorities’ priorities. While the critical, “people-first” efforts are underway, there generally are too few resources available to help people mitigate further property damage. It can take weeks for contractors to gain access to a property to effectively remove debris or trees, to secure tarps to roofs that stop weather-related elements from doing further damage or simply to board up lesser damaged homes to prevent looting. Team Rubicon will work alongside Farmers to help customers by taking quick action that protects their property for the long-term.
Farmers has established itself as a military-friendly employer. One in four Farmers agents is a military veteran, and Farmers last year was designated one of the top 150 military employers and one of the top 50 military spouse employers by MilitaryFriendly.com.
Source: Farmers Insurance
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