FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial and industrial property insurers, has donated $100,000 to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.
The funding will provide 10 years of support for the Society's Phoenix World Burn Congress, the world's largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with support, resources, and each other. The donation will help sponsor burn survivor families' attendance at the congress and other related financial needs of the society.
"We see firsthand the devastating effects fire has on people and property among our clients and in the communities where we operate," said Roberta Butler, senior vice president, FM Global. "While nothing can alleviate the suffering burn victims endure, we hope this donation will help to connect more people affected by fire with each other, and the resources they need, through the World Burn Congress during the next decade."
FM Global will also provide in-kind strategic market entry consultation to the Society as it plans for growth outside the United States.
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors was founded in 1977, and is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering those affected by burn injuries. The Society works to unite the voice of the burn community worldwide to promote lifelong healing, optimal recovery and burn prevention.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2017, there were 1.3 million fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,400 civilian deaths, 14,670 civilian injuries, and $23 billion in property damage.
Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world's largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.