The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), announced today it will provide initial support through a $1 million grant to the American Red Cross to help the nonprofit organization deliver vital services, including health services, to those affected by Hurricane Irma.
In addition, Humana Inc. announced that the company will match storm relief donations by its employees.
“We stand with the millions of Americans who are dealing with the devastation brought by this powerful storm,” said Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard. “We are committed to providing support and assistance for disaster relief and recovery efforts to affected communities that more than one million Humana members, more than 10,000 employees, and countless health care provider partners call home.”
Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has caused widespread damage across parts of Florida and is projected to spread to other states as its makes its way north. The American Red Cross is one of the organizations that is mobilizing and preparing to mount a massive relief effort in Florida and other affected communities.
“We at the Humana Foundation recognize the many different relief agencies and thousands of volunteers that will give their time, talents and resources to help these communities recover from Hurricane Irma,” said interim Humana Foundation Executive Director Pattie Dale Tye. “Our thoughts are with those affected, and we hope our donation can be a catalyst that will speed recovery efforts and help meet the immediate and ongoing needs in the wake of this natural disaster.”
About the Humana Foundation
The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the Foundation seeks to improve community health and well-being through support of nonprofit partners that promote healthy behaviors, health education, and access to health services. For more information, visit www.humanafoundation.org.
Humana and the Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our associates, the communities we serve, and our planet.
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
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