ING Adds $50,000 Contribution to its Minot Flood Relief Efforts

June 29, 2011 Minot, ND Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

The ING Foundation will make a $50,000 contribution to the Minot Area Community Foundation as part of ING’s overall efforts to help with flood relief in Minot.  The company, which has 900 employees at an operations center in the city, has also mobilized ING employee support from around the U.S. in order to help their Minot colleagues and the community at large.

“ING has called Minot home for over 10 years. We’re heartbroken by the destruction caused by the flooding,” said Rhonda Mims, president of ING Foundation and senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility for ING. “At the same time, we’re overwhelmed with the support of our employees and distribution partners from around the country who want to help ING employees and the larger community.  Our contribution to the Minot Area Community Foundation is just one way to demonstrate our support for the people of Minot.”

In addition to the contribution, the ING Foundation will match employee donations to the Minot Area Community Foundation, the Mid-Dakota Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the disaster-relief organization Americares.  Minot-area ING employees have also been delivering food and beverages to workers and volunteers in public works and safety departments, the Flood Assistance Center, National Guard and evacuation centers.

ING has also taken steps to help employees at the Minot center.  These steps include extra paid time off for all Minot staff, access to an employee-assistance program, flexible work arrangements and on-site shelter options. Affected employees may also tap into an employee disaster fund as well as a pool of additional paid vacation days donated by ING employees throughout the U.S.

Press inquiries:

Philip Margolis

ING                           

(860) 580-2676 

phil.margolis@us.ing.com 

 

About ING 

ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services to over 85 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 40 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 105,000 people, ING is dedicated to setting the standard in helping our clients manage their financial future.

In the U.S., the ING (NYSE:  ING) family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits and financial planning.  ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves about 20 million customers across the nation. 

ING’s diversity management philosophy and commitment to workforce diversity, diversity marketing, corporate citizenship and supplier diversity fosters an inclusive environment for employees that supports a distinctive product and service experience for the financial services consumer.  For more information, visit ing.us.

About the ING Foundation

The ING Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where ING operates and its employees and customers live. Through charitable giving and employee volunteerism, the foundation focuses on programs in the areas of financial literacy, children’s education, diversity and environmental sustainability. 

For more information, visit www.ing-usafoundation.com, connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/act2impact or follow us on Twitter @INGact2impact.