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During lunch PIANY Secretary Amy Bryan, CIC, owner of Bryan Insurance Agency LLC, was honored with the 2013 LIRAP Community Service award for her recovery work in the aftermath of Sandy.
Long Island RAP Committee Chair Michael Loguercio Jr. informed the luncheon crowd, “the Long Island RAP Committee decided we were only going to present one award—and this award is for community service, which we have never presented before.”
“Within days of the storm, Amy Bryan began finding ways to help us, Long Islanders, from her home and office in the Hudson Valley,” Loguercio said. “She coordinated through social media and the help of a marketing professional who developed a logo for Sandy relief, and started filling trucks with supplies. She identified Long Island residents and locations where help was needed most and, with the help of her partner and others who wanted to participate, drove to a variety of places on the island; demolishing, cleaning, providing truckload after truckload of supplies and coordinating relief efforts with volunteers.”
“After all she has done for our industry and for those most affected by Sandy, we can truly say that Amy is one of our own,” added Loguercio, holding back swelling emotions at the close of his introduction. “In fact, she has since relocated and moved to Glen Cove, making Long Island her home.”
Bryan thanked the Long Island RAP Committee for honoring her, selflessly noting, “That’s not why we do what we do in this industry. That’s not why we volunteer outside of this industry. It started from an idea that we needed to get out there and help everyone, more than just what we were doing with claims. It didn’t start just from me. It was a whole group of people, and I wouldn’t have been able to have done it without everybody.”
She continued, “I think that out of all the devastation and everything that Sandy created, the one that I learned from all this was that it really brought out the best in everybody. I’m honored to be a part of all that.”