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Information and updates from Allianz Life regarding COVID-19

We are here for our customers and the community

We are here for you

While many of our employees are now working safely from home, one thing will never change – you remain our top priority. No matter where we are, at home or in the office, our commitment to you is stronger than ever.

A message from our CEO

“We continue to honor the commitment inherent in our mission.”

These are extraordinary times.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has become a global pandemic and a national emergency, and it has generated unprecedented havoc in the financial markets. Amid the uncertainty, I wanted to reach out and assure you that you have chosen the right partner in Allianz.

We continue to honor the commitment inherent in our mission – we secure your future – to our customers, distribution partners, employees, and community. Our business is based on protection and financial security, and as risk and uncertainty rise, we will stand tall.

We will capitalize on the strengths that have driven the longstanding success of our company and our culture: innovation, technical acumen, and collaboration. We remain nimble and focused on developing products that provide asset protection, growth potential, and lifetime income to deliver long-term value. We use our extensive, in-house risk management capabilities to monitor and control risk in real time, which allows us to better hedge against market volatility and deliver consumer value in our products. Equally important, our portfolio is managed to achieve returns over time – not overnight. This helps better position us to weather all market conditions and deliver dependable, long-term results. Underlying it all is our team of dedicated employees who stand ready to support you and consistently honor our values of integrity, excellence, caring, and respect.

For more than 100 years, Allianz has delivered on its promises to customers, financial professionals, and partners, and we will continue to do so. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us, and we’ll continue to work hard to earn it.

Sincerely,

Walter White
President & CEO
Allianz Life

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How is Allianz Life helping the community?

Allianz Life is committed to supporting our community. The COVID-19 crisis brings urgency to that commitment.

With school closures and job disruptions, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted low-income families leading to a growing demand for the services of food banks and food shelves. In addition, the pandemic is causing increased isolation for older adults, putting them at greater risk.

We’ve already taken a number of steps in order to provide much needed resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most immediately, we donated $100,000 to local food shelves to ensure our community neighbors retain access to food. Our partner organizations – PRISM and Second Harvest Heartland – each received a $50,000 donation.

We also announced a match program for all financial contributions to Keystone Community Services up to $50,000 to help provide access to healthy food for those living in St. Paul and the neighborhood near Allianz Field. Follow this link to donate and help Keystone support their community during this crisis.

In addition, we’re giving a $20,000 emergency grant to support Metro Meals on Wheels across the Twin Cities area to help ensure individuals and families continue to receive meals during this time.

To help support homeless youth in the Twin Cities, we’ve made a $5,000 donation to YouthLink, an organization that provides a safe place for young people seeking help in our community. In addition the Allianz Foundation of North America has made a matching grant, for a total of $10,000, on behalf of all Allianz Group employees in our community.

We’re also helping to support diverse communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, by contributing to several organizations who are working to address gaps that are further widening due to COVID-19:

  • Summit Academy OIC, supporting minority youth - $10,000
  • Black Women’s Wealth Alliance, providing financial literacy programs - $5,000
  • Neighborhood Development Center, helping support minority and women-owned small businesses - $15,000

To help support the Midway and Union Park neighborhoods near Allianz Field, we’ve teamed up with Minnesota United, donating $75,000 to the Neighbors United Funding Collaborative (NUFC) to support area residents, local businesses, and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on how to support the fund, please follow this link.

Allianz Life continues to harness the power of our employee volunteer networks to support the community in a socially distanced environment. We are also evaluating additional support for other nonprofit organizations. We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.

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How you can help

We all want to help our neighbors get through these unprecedented times. Here are a few ways you can help nonprofits located in the Twin Cities:

Allina Health

Allina Health is seeking volunteers to sew face masks. Find a pattern for making masks, and find out where to drop them off here.

Gilda’s Club Twin Cities

Gilda’s Club is seeking financial donations to continue to provide virtual classes and group support offerings for those living with cancer, including their families, friends, and caregivers, and those living with loss. You can find out more and how to donate on their website.

Help At Your Door

Help At Your Door is facing a shortage of volunteers for their grocery delivery program. See how you can help fill orders or make grocery deliveries for those in need at helpatyourdoor.org.

Interfaith Outreach

Interfaith Outreach is still providing essential services, including its food shelf, emergency financial assistance, and welcoming new clients. Learn more about their response and how you can help through monetary or food donations on their COVID-19 response page.

Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for donors of all blood types amid the coronavirus. Sign up to donate at mbc.org.

Metro Meals on Wheels

Metro Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers and on-call drivers. Find out how you can volunteer or help financially.

Sabes Jewish Community Center

Sabes JCC is seeking monetary donations to help support their virtual resources to help their community during this time. Learn more about resources and donate on their website.

Second Harvest Heartland

Second Harvest Heartland is looking for Food Rescue volunteers at their Maplewood location to help sort and organize food donations from their retail partners, before donations are shipped to agency partners. Safety and social-distancing measures are being implemented for volunteers. Register here.

Senior Community Services

Senior Community Services is seeking volunteers to send greetings via cards, postcards, and notes to seniors in our community who may be feeling increasingly isolated during stay-at-home orders. To volunteer, please contact the Senior Community Service’s CareNextion line at 612-770-7005.

The Food Group

The Food Group, an organization dedicated to providing healthy, culturally relevant food to those in need, is currently mobilizing volunteers (16+ years old) daily for packing and sorting food in its New Hope warehouse. The Food Group has implemented additional guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants as they meet the rising need for emergency food distribution within our community. You can sign up on their website.

Twin Cities Rise

As part of their #RISEtogether campaign, Twin Cities Rise is seeking monetary donations to help acquire technology and educational resources so participants can continue to receive the 21st century job training skills they need in an increasingly digital world. Donate here.

Wilder Foundation

Wilder Foundation is seeking volunteers to help with their Adult Virtual Daycare Program as well as with creating activity packets. Contact Austine Vaughn or Cassie Harvey.

Outside the Twin Cities?

For those outside of the Twin Cities, please support your local nonprofits in need or consider making a donation to national organizations, such as the American Red Cross or United Way.

There are many organizations and communities that can use support right now. Our goal is to serve those in crisis, and we will continue to share volunteer and donation opportunities as more of our partners share their specific needs.

See how the Allianz global community is making a difference

Allianz for Life is a global initiative that features stories on how the collective actions of people around the world can provide support in times of crisis – from small acts, to big initiatives.

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