Church Mutual Insurance Company recently presented a check for $100,000 to the American Red Cross for sponsorship of its Ready Rating program for schools. Pictured (from left) are Church Mutual Vice President – Chief Risk Officer Randy Brandner, ERM and Financial Controls Specialist Ann Young and CEO Mike Ravn and American Red Cross representatives Western Wisconsin Region CEO Tom Mooney, North Central Chapter Executive Wendy Savage and Chief Development Officer – Western Region Nicole Hoffmann.
Church Mutual Insurance Company recently presented a check for $100,000 to the American Red Cross for sponsorship of its Ready Rating program for schools. Pictured (from left) are Church Mutual Vice President – Chief Risk Officer Randy Brandner, ERM and Financial Controls Specialist Ann Young and CEO Mike Ravn and American Red Cross representatives Western Wisconsin Region CEO Tom Mooney, North Central Chapter Executive Wendy Savage and Chief Development Officer – Western Region Nicole Hoffmann.
Church Mutual Insurance Company has contributed $100,000 toward sponsorship of the American Red Cross Ready Rating program to help in efforts to prepare schools for disasters and emergencies.  
Designed to assist schools, organizations and businesses improve their level of preparedness and community resilience, the Ready Rating program is a free, online and self-guided assessment of an organization’s preparedness plan.  Ready Rating also provides tools, tips and best practices to help improve that level of preparedness.  
“This sponsorship is critical in supporting our ability to improve organizational preparedness and community resiliency across the country,” American Red Cross Regional CEO Tom Mooney said. ”This will help promote the Ready Rating program to nearly 100,000 customers in communities across the country. The American Red Cross is extremely grateful for the support of Church Mutual Insurance Company as we proactively work together to help schools, organizations and local community businesses be better prepared in times of an emergency or disaster through the Ready Rating program.”  
For 117 years, Church Mutual Insurance Company, located in Merrill, has upheld a tradition of empowering its customers to do everything they can to be prepared. That mindset extends far beyond the workplace setting. Church Mutual provides numerous resources to its customers to prepare not only their businesses but their friends and families for emergencies as well. Church Mutual’s Safety Resource center was built for its customers to stay informed on safety concerns ranging from emergency preparedness, workplace safety and transportation to food safety, fire prevention and weather risks.  
Church Mutual recognizes the need to advocate for whole community preparedness and its partnership with the Red Cross Ready Rating program reflects that. 
“A few years back, we saw firsthand the fine work the American Red Cross does,” said Church Mutual CEO Mike Ravn. “A devastating tornado hit our hometown and the Red Cross was on the scene immediately.
“Church Mutual is in the business of protecting America’s faith-based houses of worship and schools,” he continued. “The Ready Rating Program is a great first step in protection preparation and we are proud to support it.”
The American Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. For more information, please visit redcross.org or follow on Twitter at @RedCrossWstrnWI.