HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Confie today announced a donation of nearly $24,000 – a sum of employee cash contributions matched by Confie – to assist its employees affected by the catastrophic flooding in south Louisiana. In addition, Confie has contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross to assist with their relief efforts.
“The disaster in Louisiana is nothing short of devastating – and this one hits especially close to home,” said Valeria Rico, Chief Executive Officer of Confie. “The floods have caused many people, including some of our colleagues, to lose everything. Fortunately, the Confie family’s overwhelming desire to help has mobilized us and demonstrated our core values as a company and community.”
Employees based in south Louisiana suffered major losses. 28 were impacted in total, with 19 losing their car, home, or both.
Nearly 100 Confie employees nationwide rallied to the aid of Louisiana residents and their colleagues, raising nearly $12,000 through payroll deductions which the company matched. Confie employees also donated 660 hours of paid time off (PTO) to colleagues in need.
“My family and I cannot thank Confie enough for all the help that we have received,” said Laron Sanders, a Confie premium finance specialist who works in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “I am truly blessed to work for an awesome company.”
Confie, which has had a presence in the Louisiana insurance market since 2013 when it acquired USAgencies, began deploying its relief funds to affected employees as of August 26.
An anonymous employee in Louisiana, who gave both money and a portion of their PTO to help flood victims, commented: “Thank you for setting this program up for our employees. It means a lot to work for a company who reaches out and helps when [people] need it the most.”
Established in 2008, Confie is a leading, California-based national insurance distribution company primarily focused on personal lines and small commercial insurance. The company has over 700 retail locations and generates annual revenues approaching $500 million. Confie has leading market positions in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Nevada, Illinois, Alabama, Kansas, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Missouri, Louisiana, and Indiana and expects to continue its expansion in those and other states, including Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina. Confie is a portfolio company of ABRY Partners. For more information about Confie, please visit www.confie.com/.