Published August 06, 2016
MedExpress, part of Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company (NYSE: UNH), announced a $500,000 contribution to SBP to help launch Homes for West Virginia, a new organization dedicated to rebuilding homes and communities following the deadly flooding throughout the state that devastated communities and claimed 23 lives earlier this year.
The donation from MedExpress and UnitedHealth Group will help SBP begin rebuild and recovery efforts in the West Virginia counties most in need of assistance.
"MedExpress is humbled to play a part in helping West Virginians rebuild and recover," said MedExpress CEO Frank Alderman. "With the help of local volunteers and community leaders like SBP, we can all help West Virginians and their families get back on their feet and into a safe home."
SBP is a leading national disaster recovery nonprofit organization. Twelve West Virginia counties were declared federal disasters following the June flooding, and nearly 8,000 people have requested assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Homes for West Virginia's first initiative will be in White Sulphur Springs, which will serve as a model for other projects throughout the state in need of recovery services.
The donation was announced at a groundbreaking ceremony in White Sulphur Springs. Recently renamed "Hope Village," the Mennonite Disaster Services will aid in the building of the village, which will feature 42 homes and a community park.
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.
MedExpress is a national leader in delivering high-quality, convenient and affordable walk-in care. It provides a broad scope of services including urgent care, employer health services and basic wellness and prevention services. MedExpress' full-service neighborhood medical centers accept most insurance and are open 12 hours a day, seven days a week and always have a fully staffed medical team. MedExpress has administrative offices in Morgantown, W.Va., and Canonsburg, Pa. For more information, visit medexpress.com, twitter.com/medexpress, facebook.com/medexpress or linkedin.com/company/medexpress.