GEICO teams up with Cradle Beach to build new center for disabled and disadvantaged children

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2015 – GEICO is proud to add to its long-time support of Cradle Beach and the mission to serve disabled and disadvantaged children of Western New York. To help expand the Cradle Beach campus and services, GEICO pledged to donate $250,000 over the next five years to build "GEICO Lodge."

GEICO Lodge is envisioned to be a year-round center, designed to house Cradle Beach programs and participants. The lodge will be fully equipped with sleeping quarters, a kitchen, and meeting space.

The GEICO Lodge addition will allow Cradle Beach to significantly increase the number of children the organization is able to serve. With the additional space, more deserving children will have the opportunity to experience the Cradle Beach summer enrichment camp and its other special programs.

"GEICO has been in support of Cradle Beach since opening its Buffalo office over 10 years ago," said Rick Hoagland, regional vice president. "We are excited to continue to expand this partnership through the GEICO Lodge project. Once complete, the lodge will be a great resource for families with disadvantaged and special needs children in our community."

GEICO Lodge is expected to break ground in 2016. "GEICO Lodge is going to become a point of pride at Cradle Beach for generations of children to come," said Tim Boling, Cradle Beach CEO. Both GEICO and Cradle Beach are looking forward to the expansion and the exciting changes it will bring.

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.