As we continued to hear about the devastation caused by the wildfires in Maui, only to be followed weeks later by the unprecedented tropical storm Hilary impacting Southern California, our hearts, thoughts, and prayers were immediately directed to those impacted. But we knew that wasn’t enough.
As a team, we came together and expedited the launch of a company-wide fundraiser supporting the American Red Cross with their relief efforts. We chose to support the American Red Cross because of their unwavering efforts being hyper-focused on helping residents as quickly as possible by providing them a safe place to stay, food to eat, and emotional support – all at no cost to them. For every $1 that our employees voluntarily donated, Bamboo Insurance matched (up to $5k).
We’re incredibly humbled by our team to have been able to collectively raise and donate over $4.9k to the American Red Cross. While we understand money will never come close to replacing what was lost for most, we hope it can do a little bit of good for someone who’s going through an impossible time in their life. As an organization, we continue to send love to those impacted by these disasters.
Tropical Storm Hilary is expected to bring heavy rainfall and wind to Southern California starting Saturday, 8/19. You and your family’s safety are of the utmost importance, so we’ve provided some top tips on preparedness below.
- Know your zones: You can find this by searching evacuation zones/mapping for your area.
- Pack your emergency kit: Have an emergency kit ready that can easily move around with you. While you’re at it, check the batteries in your flashlights and assess any other equipment used in these situations, like storm shutters or generators.
- Review your family emergency plan: Go over with your family where everyone will go and how to get in contact with each other.
- Bring in loose outdoor items: Items like patio furniture, umbrellas, kids toys, etc. should be moved into the garage or an area where they aren’t susceptible to being blown over/away by high winds.
Find more tips and helpful information here at weather.gov.
After the storm, if you notice any damage to your property, we’re here for you. Get started on filing a claim right away by calling (877) 333-6938. (You’ll need your Bamboo Policy Number.)
We’re continuing to think of those in the projected path of Tropical Storm Hilary, and wish for nothing but safety for you and your family.