The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., is announcing up to $75,000 in grants to two nonprofit organizations providing support to those affected by the recent flooding in southeastern Louisiana. The American Red Cross and the Capital Area United Way are each receiving an immediate gift of $25,000 from the Humana Foundation to address both immediate and ongoing community needs relating to this historic disaster.
Additionally, the Humana Foundation will match up to $25,000 in gifts from Humana associates to the American Red Cross, for a potential total of $50,000 to the American Red Cross from the Humana Foundation on top of associate contributions. Humana has more than 600 associates in Louisiana, and serves more than 350,000 health plan members across the state.
“We were saddened to see the devastating impact of recent flooding in Louisiana and our hearts go out to those affected,” said Virginia Kelly Judd, Executive Director of the Humana Foundation. “The Humana Foundation honors the generosity and commitment of volunteers and relief agencies and is delighted to support the important efforts of the American Red Cross and the Capital Area United Way to assist those in need. Along with contributions from others, we hope these gifts will help people deal with the immediate and ongoing needs left by this tragedy.”
Record flooding has swamped southeastern Louisiana over the past week. According to the White House, more than 70,000 people have registered for individual assistance under the federal disaster declaration, and over 9,000 have filed flood insurance claims. The Red Cross has said it is launching its largest relief effort in America since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
“Capital Area United Way is committed to helping the community and its residents overcome this disaster,” said George Bell, President/CEO, Capital Area United Way. “This will be a long recovery effort, and we are grateful to the Humana Foundation for partnering with us to help so many in our community. Their gift will help us provide much needed recovery to those most impacted by the flood.”
“We are committed to helping people in the region recover as quickly as possible, as we know so many are in need of assistance after losing their homes and possessions following the flooding,” said Humana Gulf States Medicare President April Golenor. “We hope the funding provided by the Humana Foundation makes an impact to help those who have been displaced and enables them to rebuild as quickly as possible after this 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 Humana 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.
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