Tuesday, 07 September 2021 15:32

The USAA Foundation, Inc. Donates $500,000 to Assist with Hurricane Ida Recovery


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The USAA Foundation, Inc. has announced a $500,000 donation to Team Rubicon and American Red Cross to help families and communities recover from the recent impacts felt by Hurricane Ida.

Hurricane Ida hit on a particularly poignant day as it was the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a historic storm that hit the same region.


"Readiness and support for our members, employees and communities is our priority with any storm," said Harriet Dominique, president of The USAA Foundation, Inc. "Team Rubicon and American Red Cross are boots on the ground helping those impacted by Hurricane Ida and we want to be right there with them to help support as much as we can."


Team Rubicon already deployed volunteers to the impacted regions and will use The USAA Foundation's funding to stand up operations in Hammond and Houma, LA.


"USAA and The USAA Foundation have been some of Team Rubicon's longest-standing partners and this donation will help us expand the services we can provide to the communities impacted by Hurricane Ida," said Art delaCruz, CEO of Team Rubicon. "This funding will jumpstart our efforts to getting Greyshirts on the ground to assist in Louisiana and Mississippi's recovery."


American Red Cross had approximately 650 volunteers on the ground prior to Hurricane Ida making landfall.


"The generous gift from The USAA Foundation will provide so much comfort and hope to people experiencing tragedy across the country," said Marty McKellips, regional CEO of American Red Cross. "The funds will ensure the Red Cross has the resources we need to feed hungry people, deliver much needed medicine and supplies, and give people the strength to rebuild their lives."


In 2020, USAA and The USAA Foundation, Inc. committed...

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