GEICO associates pitch in for Philippine typhoon relief

HONOLULU, Hawaii, December 11, 2013 – On Sunday, Dec. 15, GEICO associates in Hawaii will be glued to their phones, eager to provide the great customer service the company is known for. This time, however, they'll be doing so to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

A team of 20 GEICO associates will participate in "Kokua for the Philippines," a telethon fundraiser taking place from noon to 5 p.m. at the Great Lawn at Hilton Hawaiian Village that will help raise disaster relief funds for those affected by the typhoon. The GEICO team will answer calls and take donations from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

GEICO will also present a check at the telethon to the American Red Cross for $15,000. The funds were raised through a joint effort of a GEICO associate fundraising drive and a matching donation by the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, the company's charitable giving foundation.

"GEICO associates were deeply impacted by the devastation in the Philippines cause by Typhoon Haiyan," said Tim Dayton, branch manager of GEICO's Hawaii office. "The response from GEICO associates throughout the country who have sent donations and from our associates here in Hawaii who have volunteered at the telethon has been inspiring."

In addition to the donation drive, the event will feature musical performances and appearances by entertainment personalities. The telethon will air live on local television and radio stations and will also be streamed live on the Kokua For The Philippines website. For additional information and to make a donation, go to http://www.kokuaforthephilippines.com/.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.