The Birmingham Independent Insurance Agents (BIIA) association donated $5,000 to Trusted Choice’s Disaster Relief Fund to help people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The hurricane, which made initial landfall in Texas, dumped more than 40 inches of rain in parts of Texas. Many businesses, homes, and personal belongings are destroyed, and many people are displaced.
“After watching the news coverage and seeing the devastation, I wondered how our local insurance chapter could help our fellow agents in Texas,” said BIIA president Margaret Ann Pyburn.
Harvey is the first Category 3 or higher storm to hit the Gulf Coast in more than a decade. Early estimates of insured covered losses are $10-$20 billion.
Though BIIA primarily serves agents and companies in the Birmingham area, they have been known to reach outside their local community to help others.
“Part of what we do is helping those, like us, in need. Last year we donated to the flood victims in Louisiana. This time Texas needs our help,” said Pyburn.
If you want to donate to Harvey’s relief efforts, Trusted Choice’s Disaster Relief Fund is accepting donations.
Trusted Choice’s Disaster Relief Fund provides financial aid to victims and surviving family members directly affected by Disasters. This includes the cost of supporting the social, economic, and psychological recovery of victims and surviving family members. They are currently accepting donations to help support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The Birmingham Independent Insurance Agents association (BIIA) is a non-profit organization that has served companies and agents of Birmingham since 1922. Unlike company-employed agents, independent insurance agents are a trusted choice for insurance because they represent more than one insurance company. Independent agents offer their clients a wider choice of auto, home, business, life, and health coverage as well as retirement and employee-benefit products. They are dedicated to serving their customers and the community.