|AIG RESPONDS TO EARTHQUAKE IN PERU|
Disaster Relief Fund gives $300,000 for disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts.
On August 15, 2007, a powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck the coastal areas of Peru. This tragic event killed hundreds and destroyed over 60,000 homes, leaving thousands of Peruvians without shelter and basic necessities. Fortunately, all of our AIG colleagues there are safe.
AIG has a long-standing tradition of reaching out and giving to those affected by disasters such as the Peru earthquake. One of the primary ways we do this is to give to the AIG Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). We are extremely proud of the significant impact that the AIG DRF has made in the lives of communities affected by tragic events.
I am pleased to inform you that AIG is donating $300,000 to the AIG DRF to help support earthquake recovery and rebuilding efforts in Peru.
Building on our past experience following the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Indonesia, AIG DRF will partner with CHF International to help the people of Peru rebuild their lives and recover as quickly as possible. Founded in 1952, CHF International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting development in low- and moderate income communities around the world, and is a leader in providing critical emergency management and relief services following disasters and civil conflict.
In coordination with the Government of Peru and local municipalities, CHF International will conduct community clean-up projects, build emergency shelters, repair damaged homes, and provide both individual and community grants to help restore livelihoods. Collectively, these activities will strategically bridge the transition from immediate relief to sustainable recovery for Peru.
For more information about the AIG Disaster Relief Fund, please visit the AIG Corporate Responsibility website at www.aig.com/responsibility. Also, visit www.chfinternational.org to learn more about CHF International.
Martin J. Sullivan