WIND Donates to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

WIND Executive Director Michelle Griffin, Vice President Rick Tutwiler and Northwest Florida American Red Cross Executive Director Jerry Kindle at ARC chapter office in Pensacola, Florida.

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida. We’ve all seen the unprecedented damage, death, and despair, and our hearts broke and continue to do so for the thousands and thousands forever impacted by this monster storm.

Nearly two months post-storm, WND presented the Northwest Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross with a $5,000 check to further assist in disaster relief efforts. President-Elect Rick Tutwiler and Executive Director Michelle Griffin met with the NWFL Executive Director, Jerry Kindle, and learned first hand how ARC led the relief efforts. We had no idea that the NWFL Red Cross chapter hosted the longest running disaster relief shelter in the state of Florida, just under 60 days.

“The Windstorm Insurance Network is pleased this donation will help make an impact in the rebuilding efforts of communities that were so devastated by Hurricane Michael, says WIND President Michael Ruskin.

“As professionals in the property insurance industry, it is one of our association’s goal to support communities affected by recent disasters, and by working with the American Red Cross, we feel confident our funds are helping those in immediate need,” says Ruskin.

Thank you to our members and attendees for your support, which allows WIND to continue to help communities impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Want to learn more about how ARC helped with Hurricane Michael? https://windnetwork.com/…/Hurricane-Michael-One-Month-Updat…

For a look at WIND’s past disaster relief efforts, click here.