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Mercury and L.A. Dodgers Right Fielder Team Up To Help Homeless.

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Prior to the Cardinals-Dodgers game on Friday, Sept. 14, Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier, on behalf of Mercury Insurance, presented a $5,000 check to the Union Rescue Mission (URM).

Mercury, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, began its relationship with Ethier in July when partnering to produce a "Don't Text and Don't Drive" PSA.

Ethier presented the check alongside Erik Thompson, advertising and communications director for Mercury, to five representatives from the Mission, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving homeless men, women and children. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions in the United States and the oldest in Los Angeles.

"I would like to thank Mercury Insurance for their donation to the Union Rescue Mission," said Ethier. "I have been involved with the Mission for many years and I know this donation will provide much needed help for those in need."

Ethier drives through the downtown area on his way to and from Dodger Stadium and he has witnessed firsthand those who are down on their luck, which is why he has supported the Union Rescue Mission since he came to the Dodgers.

"Mercury's thousands of employees and agents have been active members in their Southern California communities for more than 50 years," Thompson says. "Just like Andre, they take pride in working with local organizations to give back to the communities in which they live, work and play."

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Publication:Property and Casualty 360
Date:Sep 18, 2012
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