UnitedHealth Group to Provide Relief for Hurricane Florence Victims
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) along with its UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses are helping North Carolina and South Carolina to restore and rebuild from the effects of Hurricane Florence with a donation of $1.5 million. $1 million will go to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund and the rest to the Once SC Fund. Along with the set donation, UnitedHealth Group will be matching dollar-for-dollar any donation that its employees make to charities supporting the recovery efforts.
Aside from financial support, the company will be mobilizing clinical and care assets for the people of the affected areas. These will include the deployment of mobile clinics, emergency kit and prescription drug donations, and a free emotional-support help line.
David S. Wichmann, chief executive officer, UnitedHealth Group stated, “We are deeply concerned for the people affected by Hurricane Florence, and we are committed to supporting local communities in the Carolinas as they recover and rebuild. We are also taking action to ensure the people we serve have easy access to the care they need, and have worked to ensure the safety and well-being of our colleagues in the region.”
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