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Nationwide Foundation Announces $500,000 Donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief

Columbus, Ohio - The Nationwide Foundation announced a $500,000 donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help people affected by disasters like storms and countless other crises.

“The American Red Cross is always among the first responders when weather disasters or other events trigger the provision of even the most basic human needs such as shelter, food and water,” said Steve Rasmussen, CEO of Nationwide and chairman of the Nationwide Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are proud to support the organization’s efforts as it works to help people in need.”

Gifts to American Red Cross Disaster Relief enable the organization to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small by providing food, shelter, emotional support, clean-up kits and other assistance for those in need. People interested in donating to the Red Cross may donate online at www.redcross.org or call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

“Thanks to the generosity of donors such as the Nationwide Foundation, the Red Cross is able to respond immediately to disasters like Harvey with food, shelter and the necessary humanitarian supplies to ensure people are safe,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are so grateful for the Nationwide Foundation’s ongoing support as we work together to provide hope and help to people in need. 

About The Nationwide Foundation

The Nationwide Foundation is a nonprofit, private foundation to which Nationwide companies are the donors. Founded in 1959, the Nationwide Foundation has committed more than $394.4 million since 2000 to help nonprofit organizations in communities where Nationwide associates and their families live and work. Just as Nationwide supports its customers in their moment of need, both Nationwide and the Nationwide Foundation’s involvement in its home communities is focused on supporting organizations that help people facing critical or immediate need.”

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.