SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - The Chubb Charitable Foundation announced today that it has completed two grants to All Hands and Hearts, an organization which addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters around the world.
The Foundation's grant will be channelled towards two initiatives in the Asia Pacific, namely the Philippines Typhoon Mangkhut Relief and Australia Bushfire Relief. In the Philippines, the Foundation's grant of US$10,000 focuses on two primary schools which accommodate more than 500 students aged 6-12 years old. The schools are located in the Philippines' northern Cagayan province, which sustained destructive impacts of Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018. For Australia, the Foundation's US$10,000 grant will be used for environmental protection and livelihood support in communities recovering from the combined impacts of the 2019 bushfires and COVID-19.
"We are impressed by All Hands and Hearts' action-oriented philosophy to natural disasters, which comprises response, recovery, resilience and renewal. Through their active engagement with the community and volunteers, they get straight to what the community needs most post-disaster while laying the foundation for it to emerge stronger in the future. All Hands and Hearts' efforts in the Philippines and Australia align well with the Chubb Charitable Foundation's focus on education as well as the environment and will go a long way towards making a real difference in the respective communities." said Paul McNamee, Regional President for Chubb in Asia Pacific.
"All Hands and Hearts seeks to address the greatest needs in communities devastated by natural disasters. With the generous support of the Chubb Charitable Foundation, children in the Philippines have the chance to receive a safe education in schools resilient to future disasters, as well as access to clean drinking water, sufficient toilets and handwashing stations, and outdoor play areas. In Australia, once COVID-19 restrictions allow, we plan to support communities affected by the bushfires and further impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. We are truly grateful for the Chubb Charitable Foundation's support for the long-term recovery of these communities that otherwise may not receive the support they require," said Bruce Linton, Chief Development Officer for All Hands and Hearts.
About the Chubb Charitable Foundation
The Chubb Charitable Foundation supports non-profit organizations through grant-making and projects aligned with defined focus areas including education, the environment, and poverty and health. The Foundation believes that meaningful contributions that support our communities globally provide lasting benefits to society, to Chubb and to Chubb employees. Through philanthropy, global partnerships and company sponsored-volunteer activities focused on giving the gift of time and donations, the Chubb Charitable Foundation supports clearly defined projects that solve problems with measurable and sustainable outcomes, helping people in the countries where we live and work build productive and healthy lives. Our commitment to assist those less fortunate and to be stewards of the planet is focused on the areas of education, poverty and health, and the environment.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 33,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.
About All Hands and Hearts
All Hands and Hearts is a volunteer-powered nonprofit that effectively and efficiently addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters around the globe. By listening to local people, and deploying our direct-impact model, we are able to rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure. Learn more at: allhandsandhearts.org.