St. Paul, Minn. (July 8, 2016) – North Risk Partners recently donated over $5,000 to Madelia Strong, a nonprofit created to help the businesses of Madelia, Minn. rebuild after a fire in February destroyed one-third of the city’s downtown area.
The Madelia campaign was North Risk’s first-ever companywide fundraiser with donations submitted from all 13 of the company’s offices across the state – from Roseau near the border of Canada down to Rochester and Mankato. The donation is a combination of funds raised by North Risk’s employees and a pledge made by the company to match those funds.
To help explain the tragedy, the campaign featured video commentary from North Risk Partners – C.O. Brown Division insurance advisor Deb Cerny, a longtime Madelia community member who represented several individuals affected by the fire.
“This [fundraiser] is such a strong extension of what we do on a day-to-day basis,” says Cerny. “As risk advisors, we protect people, help them through difficult times, and look out for their well-being.”
In total, eight buildings in downtown Madelia were directly affected by the fire, including seven total losses. Those represented by Cerny include a Madelia building owner with five affected properties and one business owner.
North Risk Partners is a top Minnesota independent agency committed to helping individuals and businesses mitigate risk through insurance and a wide range of value-added services. The agency’s locations include Albany, Baudette, Hastings, Lake City, Mankato, Melrose, Monticello, Red Wing, Rochester, Roseau, St. Cloud, St. Paul, and Thief River Falls.