Donations will be made to the American Red Cross, North Carolina Community Foundation, and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), is announcing $115,000 in grants to three nonprofit organizations providing support to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
The American Red Cross is receiving a gift of $50,000 from the Humana Foundation to address immediate relief of the southeast region impacted by Hurricane Matthew, especially North Carolina. The Humana Foundation is also providing a $40,000 grant to the North Carolina Community Foundation and $25,000 to The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Both community foundation grants address intermediate and long-term needs of those affected by the disaster.
“We were saddened to see the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew 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, North Carolina Community Foundation, and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to assist those in need. We hope these gifts will help people deal with the immediate and ongoing needs left by this tragedy.”
According to the Associated Press, Hurricane Matthew impaired or destroyed more than one million structures, forced businesses to close, and put thousands temporarily out of work. It is estimated by Goldman Sachs that the storm resulted in $10 billion in damages.
“We deeply appreciate the Humana Foundation stepping forward to address the substantive issues created by Hurricane Matthew in Northeast Florida,” said Nina Waters, president of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. “It is particularly meaningful that the Humana Foundation has the foresight to invest in the longer term needs resulting from the destructive event, since those are often overlooked after the initial crisis response.”
“We want to thank the Humana Foundation for such a generous gift to the North Carolina Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president. “The Humana Foundation is well regarded for strategic, thoughtful grant making, and we appreciate that they recognize the value of our disaster relief approach to focus on unmet needs.”
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.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
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