As communities recover and rebuild from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April, AIG has directed its $150,000 corporate donation to the following organizations:
- International Medical Corps – On the ground immediately after the earthquake hit, the organization has partnered with the Ministry of Health. International Medical Corps will use the funds to support mobile medical units; supply distribution programs; and programs focused on nutrition and water, as well as sanitation and hygiene.
- Habitat for Humanity International – The organization has worked in Nepal for 18 years, helping tens of thousands of families in need of decent housing. A longtime partner of AIG for volunteer projects and disaster relief, Habitat for Humanity International will use the funds to support emergency shelter kits.
To make a more unified impact on communities, AIG aligns its charitable giving around three philanthropic themes: safety, security, and disaster relief, including support of disaster preparedness and rebuilding of infrastructure in the wake of a catastrophe. The Nepal earthquake decimated homes, roads, and even whole villages – affecting over 8 million people, 2.8 million of whom were displaced from their homes.
“All of us at AIG were deeply saddened by the toll the recent earthquake in Nepal has taken on the region,” says Val Hendy, Head of Corporate Citizenship. “While we do not have an office in the affected area, we want to extend our condolences and support to all employees, partners, and customers who have been affected by this devastating event.”