The Million Dollar Round Table and the MDRT Foundation are giving $50,000 to bushfire relief efforts in Australia.
The Park Ridge, Illinois-based organizations are sending $25,000 to the Australian Red Cross, and another $25,000 to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.
Bushfires have burned about 40,000 square miles of land in Australia in the past few month, and large fires are still burning in the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales. Fires are also threatening Canberra, Australia’s capital.
MDRT is a group for life insurance and financial services professionals who meet sales, ethics and community service standards. It now has about 70,000 members, including many in Australia. MDRT has had members in Australia since 1930.
Ross Vanderwolf, MDRT’s immediate past president, is a financial planner who lives near Brisbane, a 14-hour drive from Canberra.