WIND Donates $20,000 for Texas and Florida Hurricane Relief
This year’s hurricane season has been, in a word, devastating.
In just a month’s time, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria inflicted damage, destruction, and death in a one-two-three punch.
Lives were forever altered and home and businesses destroyed or leveled. With property damage in the billions and recovery estimated into the coming months or years, it’s times like this when there’s so much to do and so many to help.
As professionals in the property insurance claims industry, it is our association’s goal to support communities affected by recent disasters. WIND is proud to contribute to those in need due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and we thank our members and our conference attendees for the support that enables WIND to make such charitable contributions.
We all know that there are many, many worthy charities and organizations to choose from in both Texas and Florida. To that end, WIND has contributed $20,000 to various charities to help people and our four-legged friends.
Here is a list of those charities:
Habitat for Humanity – Houston Chapter
To help rebuild homes lost in Hurricane Harvey.
Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas
To help the SWU fund established for students unable to afford college due to the financial hardship caused by Hurricane Harvey.
The Girl Scouts Houston Chapter
To help repair damaged Girl Scout camps, provide uniforms and dues to needy families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
The Boy Scouts Houston Chapter
To help repair damaged Boy Scout camps, provide uniforms and dues to needy families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Houston Pets Alive
To assist this no-kill shelter with the financial burden of taking in stranded, abandoned, and lost pets due to Hurricane Harvey.
Habitat for Humanity of Key West and the Lower Keys
To help rebuild homes lost in Hurricane Irma.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation in Venice, Florida
To help South Florida communities affected by Hurricane Irma.
Holly Dog (Greyhounds) Rescue
To assist this no-kill shelter with the financial burden rebuilding and replacing shelter supplies lost in Hurricane Irma flooding.
WIND will be posting updates from these organizations and report how our contributions are helping those in need.
In the days ahead, WIND will also continue to monitor the needs of the people and animals affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as we contemplate possible additional WIND charitable contributions.
Awesome! We are happy to be a part and support such an amazing organization.
Venture Construction of Florida
That's great. Thank you, WIND.
Peter J. Crosa, AIC, RPA
Peter J. Crosa & Co.
This is awesome!
Donna DeVaney Stockham, Esq.
STOCKHAM LAW GROUP, P.A
WIND, The Professional Association for Property Insurance Claims Professionals
Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) is a professional association and annual conference founded in 1999 to offer education and industry insight to representatives from all facets of the property/windstorm insurance claims industry.
Stay Current and Connected in the Property Insurance Claims Industry at WIND 2018
19th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference
January 15 - 19, 2018 | Rosen Shingle Creek Resort | Orlando, Florida
ONE WEEK EARLIER!
We are the only member association to bring together both defense and policyholder professionals to connect, learn, and engage on important topics in the property and windstorm insurance claims industry.
Our focus is to provide first-class professional development and continuing education events, member networking, and credential programs to enhance the property/windstorm insurance claims professional.
We invite you to learn more about us, connect with us, and join your fellow property and windstorm insurance claims professionals from across the United States who make up the Windstorm Insurance Network.
WHAT IS WIND?
The Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) is the only member association and annual conference to bring together both defense and policyholder professionals to connect, learn, and engage on important topics in the property/windstorm insurance claims industry. The 19th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference will be held on Jan. 15 - 19, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.
WHY ATTEND WIND?
It's all about education and networking at the annual WIND Conference. Here you'll engage and discuss current trends, hot topics, and recent developments in the property and windstorm insurance claims industry. Connecting with industry professionals, earning a year's worth of continuing education requirements, and earning industry credentials are also top reasons to attend the annual Windstorm Insurance Conference.
WHO ATTENDS WIND?
Our attendees include both defense and policyholder representatives in the property and windstorm insurance claims industry. You'll meet a wide range of experienced professionals from claims directors, adjusters, attorneys, engineers, restoration professionals, contractors, as well as related professions who attend to obtain industry insight, learn new trends and earn CE/CLE credits.
Enhance Your Industry Credentials with WIND.
The Windstorm Insurance Network is an educational networking association for property/windstorm insurance claims professionals offering member discounts, educational and networking opportunities, and connections with a network of industry professionals.
The annual Windstorm Insurance Conference attracts more than 1,000+ property/windstorm insurance claims professionals for a jam-packed three days of career development, continuing education credits, and numerous networking events.
WIND Credential Programs offers two certifications and two designations that validate property insurance claims careers. Since 2003, thousands of professionals have obtained these industry-enhancing credentials that further their visibility and recognition.
Bringing Together the Property Insurance Claims Industry.
"The Windstorm Insurance Network is a unique platform which brings a large cross-section of practitioners together."
Lenox L. Godfrey, CPCU, AIC, Claims Director, Florida Insurance Guaranty Association - "I have had the unique opportunity to meet plaintiff attorneys and public adjusters at these conferences which allowed for dialogue/discussion and in some instances, successful resolution of difficult claim files that may not have otherwise happened short of costly litigation.”
Jose Palacios - Peninsula Insurance Bureau - What is the value of being a member of the Windstorm Insurance Network? There is tremendous value in knowing who is who and who is doing what throughout our industry. The Windstorm Insurance Network is a unique platform which brings a large cross section of practitioners together.”
David Barrack, Executive Director, National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters - “The Windstorm Insurance Conference offers a wide range of timely topics for insurance claims professionals while providing continuing education credits. It also introduces attendees to key suppliers and promotes dialog among colleagues and competitors. No wonder it attracts over 1,000 people every year.”
Tony McCarty, Senior Vice President, Florida Family Insurance Company - “The present claims environment is in continuous flux, with new challenges occurring daily. I have found it very beneficial for myself and my staff to attend the annual WIND conference. It gives us the opportunity to network with the various professions serving the industry and stay in tune with the ever-changing landscape.”
Andy Rock, Defense Attorney, The Rock Law Group – “The Windstorm Insurance Conference has been an excellent investment of time and effort over the years. Everything I have put into it has come back geometrically in the form of a better appreciation of the challenges confronting all aspects of our industry, the issues which warrant our disagreement, and the many issues upon which we can agree, to the benefit of all the people we serve.”
Tony D’Amico, Public Adjuster, Principal, Goodman Gable Gould – “Aside from the fact that the conference represents a tremendous educational forum, a major benefit is the harmonious interaction between representatives of the insurers and representatives of the policyholders. This interaction promotes the development of professional relationships which lend themselves to the mutual goal of achieving a prompt and equitable settlement for both sides."