Friday, September 25, 2020

Kent & Essex Mutual donates $25,000 to help with COVID-19 relief efforts

Community giving is at the heart of the mutual insurance model, and a practice that has been alive and well at Kent & Essex Mutual since their founding in 1888.

Company officials say at its core, the mutual model is about its people Рafter all, there are no shareholders expecting dividends, and the needs of the company’s members and community always come first.

Kent & Essex Mutual, located on Creek Road in Chatham, has remained focused on their community through the ever-changing events of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Company officials say being an essential service, they have transitioned smoothly to a work from home environment while continuing to meet the needs of their policyholders and brokers under provincial regulations.

In their latest effort to assist the community during this difficult time, they have donated $25,000 to various charitable organizations that are bringing relief to people most impacted by COVID-19 throughout the Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex communities, Kent & Essex Mutual officials say.

“This is an unusual and difficult time for everyone, not the least of which are people struggling to afford the essential supplies they need for themselves and their families,” stated Kevin Konecny, president and CEO of Kent & Essex Mutual, in a media release.

“Our goal has always been to provide grassroots support to the people in our communities who need it most. We hope that this $25,000 donation will make it easier for these important organizations to continue to do their great work.”

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