USAA’s Hurricane Irma and Harvey Relief Efforts Now Exceed $4 Million

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SAN ANTONIO – USAA announced today at least $2 million in additional donations to support Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey disaster response and recovery efforts, bringing its total contributions following the recent storms to more than $4 million.

 

The USAA Foundation, Inc., is contributing $2 million to benefit national agencies such as The Salvation Army, American Red Cross and Team Rubicon, local food banks in Tampa and relief societies representing all military branches.

 

 “We know Hurricane Irma had a significant impact on our members, our employees and millions of Americans across Florida and the Southeast,” said Stuart Parker, USAA CEO. “I’m especially proud of our USAA family who stood up to take care of our Tampa employees so that they can recover quickly and return to doing what they do best – serving our military members and their families.”

 

Yvette Segura, vice president and general manager of the Tampa offices said, “We are very fortunate to work for an organization that understands the needs of its members and its employees. We are working to make sure our employees affected by Hurricane Irma have the support they need.”

 

More than 2,000 USAA employees put together 4,000 care packages on Sept. 11 that were shipped to Tampa employees to aid in the relief and recovery efforts.

 

Previous contributions from USAA, The USAA Foundation, Inc., and USAA employees and retirees have surpassed $2 million in philanthropic support to the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon and the San Antonio Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey disaster response and recovery efforts. USAA employees and retirees have given more than $540,000 with a matching donation from USAA.

 

Editor’s note: A breakdown of the additional $2 million in relief includes:

 

  • A $1.5 million grant to benefit the Tampa area through American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, The Salvation Army, Metropolitan Ministries and Feeding Tampa Bay Food Bank.
  • An additional $500,000 to military aid organizations. These include the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Coast Guard Foundation.
  • An additional matching donation of up to $500,000 given by USAA employees and USAA retirees.

About USAA The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to 12 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of Honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.

 

About The USAA Foundation, Inc.

The USAA Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization, does not endorse or promote any commercial supplier, product or service. USAA is the sponsor of The USAA Foundation, Inc.

 

 

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