TYSONS, Va. - Assurant, Inc., a global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases like automobiles, donated $25,000 during the recent NADA Show for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund.
The Assurant Foundation strengthens communities by supporting charitable partners that help protect where people live and can thrive, connect with local resources, inspire inclusion, and prepare leaders of the future.
During NADA’s first-ever virtual Show, Assurant celebrated along with the NADA Foundation with a virtual check presentation on Feb. 11 to support the Emergency Relief Fund’s mission.
“Assurant is proud to support the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund that provides financial assistance to dealership employees affected by natural disasters,” said Assurant’s Global Automotive president, John Laudenslager. “The Assurant Foundation strengthens communities by supporting charitable partners that help protect where people live and can thrive, connect with local resources, inspire inclusion, and prepare leaders of the future.”
Started in 1992, the Emergency Relief Fund offers financial help for auto and truck dealership employees who have been impacted by natural disasters. In 2020 alone, more than $430,000 was distributed to 433 dealership families devastated by Hurricanes Laura and Sally in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas, as well as impacted by wildfires in Oregon and the powerful derecho in Iowa.
“Assisting others is a hallmark of the automotive industry,” said Annette Sykora, chairwoman of the NADA Foundation and dealer principal of Smith South Plains Ford Lincoln in Levelland, Texas. “The Emergency Relief Fund helps us support our own, but we cannot do so without the support of dealers and our industry partners. We are so thankful for Assurant’s generous donation that will help dealership families in times of great need.”
For more details about the NADA Foundation’s Emergency Relief Fund, visit nadafoundation.org.