NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE Group announced today that the ACE Charitable Foundation has made a $250,000 grant to support the International Rescue Committee’s work to deliver critical and lifesaving aid to vulnerable families fleeing to Europe from Syria and other conflict zones. An additional $30,000 in contributions from ACE employees has been matched dollar-for-dollar by the foundation. ACE’s response to the refugee crisis throughout Europe and the Middle East, including the grant, employee contributions and match, totals nearly $310,000.
“The International Rescue Committee is providing relief to millions of people who are fleeing violence and terror in Syria,” said Evan Greenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ACE Group. “IRC’s response on the ground, including providing medical aid, clean water and sanitation, is essential in the face of this escalating human tragedy.”
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global leader in emergency relief, rehabilitation, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression. The IRC was one of the first aid organizations to assist the thousands of refugees arriving each day on Lesbos, Greece.
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ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at: www.acegroup.com.