PALOMAR & PGIA MEXICO EARTHQUAKE RELIEF DONATION
La Jolla, Calif., 25 September, 2017 — Palomar Specialty Insurance Company (“Palomar”) together with sister company, Prospect General Insurance Agency (“PGIA”) made a contribution to the Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund through GlobalGiving. Donations to this fund will exclusively support recovery and relief efforts for these two disasters in Mexico.
On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surroundings including Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. Homes, schools, and community buildings were destroyed. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca and Chiapas on Sept. 7.
Initially, the fund will help any first responders meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, medical care and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, this fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations responding to this disaster to help residents recover and rebuild.
“Our thoughts, best wishes and prayers are with the people of Mexico. We applaud the efforts of the first responders and citizens in the impacted areas,” said Palomar CEO, Mac Armstrong.
For more information or to donate to GlobalGiving please see their website at www.globalgiving.org/projects/mexico-earthquake-relief-fund
Palomar (www.PalomarSpecialty.com) is a leading insurer that focuses on catastrophe-exposed residential and commercial property lines of business. Palomar’s underwriting and analytical acumen allow it to concentrate on catastrophe insurance products including residential and commercial earthquake, coastal homeowners, residential hurricane and commercial business written on an “all-risk” basis. Based in La Jolla, California, the company is an admitted carrier in 23 states. Palomar has an A.M. Best financial strength rating of “A-” (Excellent).