Farmers Insurance has donated 20,000 protective masks to Los Angeles firefighters to help them during the COVID-19 outbreak. The California insurer has also made a $525,000 donation to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation – the second-largest donation in the foundation’s history.
“Whether it’s the historic wildfires that have devastated California communities in recent years or the current coronavirus pandemic affecting families and individuals nationwide, firefighters are first on the scene providing critical services in the face of unprecedented circumstances,” said Deb Aldredge, chief administrative officer for Farmers Insurance and a board member with the LAFD Foundation. “First responders are there for our communities when disaster strikes, and we are proud to be able to help them in a moment of great need for those on the front lines and the city we are all proud to serve.”
“The Los Angeles Fire Department serves the second-largest metropolitan area in the country, and the need for essentials like personal protective equipment, masks and cleaning supplies is critical right now,” said Liz Lin, president of the LAFD Foundation. “Thanks to the support of organizations like Farmers Insurance, our city’s 3,500 firefighters can continue to selflessly answer the call to protect the people of Los Angeles today and every day.”