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[July 01, 2014]

Guardian Creates "Flash Event" to Raise Awareness of The New York City Police Museum's Post-Sandy Struggles

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Employees of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), one of the nation's largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits, hosted a flash event on June 11 to show support for The New York City Police Museum (NYCPM), which, like Guardian, was displaced from its home following the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy. However, unlike Guardian, the Museum has yet to return to its home at Old Slip due to the extent of the storm-related damages.

Over 100 Guardian employees performed a dance routine at Old Slip Park (adjacent to The NYCPM's permanent home at 100 Old Slip) for about 3-4 minutes, then quickly dispersed. The official video can be viewed on YouTube (News - Alert) (http://youtu.be/NT5NUOfEGWo). In addition to creating the event, Guardian also donated $25,000 to the Museum.

The goal of the flash event was to raise awareness of The New York City Police Museum's need for support to maintain its outreach efforts to the communities of New York. Guardian was displacedfrom its Financial District headquarters for 11 months following Superstorm Sandy. The employees empathize with the Museum's prolonged displacement and believe their awareness efforts can play an important role.

"For more than 153 years, Guardian has actively given back to the communities where we live and work, extending a helping hand to those in need and demonstrating what it means to be a good neighbor," said Deanna Mulligan, President and Chief Executive Officer at Guardian. "The flash event is an opportunity to showcase what makes Guardian such a special place to work, help The Museum - and have some fun at the same time."

"The New York City Police Museum is a vibrant part of the downtown community, having welcomed over 90,000 visitors and 15,000 school children each year prior to Hurricane Sandy," said Julie Bose, Executive Director at The New York City Police Museum. "The Museum is now housed in a temporary location at 45 Wall Street and is looking forward to returning to its historic 100 year old landmarked building at 100 Old Slip which was the original First Precinct Stationhouse. We need the help of our community to continue to sustain the work of The Museum and serve all New Yorkers and thank Guardian for their efforts to both support and help raise awareness for our cause."

About Guardian

A mutual insurer founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting individuals, business owners and their employees with life, disability income and dental insurance products, and offer funding vehicles for 401(k) plans, annuities and other financial products. Guardian operates one of the largest dental networks in the United States, and protects more than eight million employees and their families at 115,000 companies. The company has approximately 5,000 employees in the United States and a network of over 3,000 financial representatives in more than 80 agencies nationwide. For more information about Guardian, please visit www.GuardianLife.com.

About The New York City Police Museum

Incorporated in 1998, The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the New York City Police Department, one of the world's largest and most famous police services. The Museum strives to be an accessible resource for all the communities of the city of New York. Through its exhibitions, collections and educational programming, the Museum illustrates how the policies and culture of the NYPD have evolved over time to meet the changing needs of the City. The Museum serves as an educational institution, living memorial, and bridge of understanding between the various communities of New York, the international community and the New York City Police Department.�The Museum is temporarily located at 45 Wall Street as it works to rebuild its 100 year old landmarked building that was greatly impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m-5 p.m. Please visit us at: www.nycpm.org.


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