UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) announced a donation of $1 million to support Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. The company is working with key officials and stakeholders in Texas to determine how the funds can most effectively support relief efforts.
"Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected by this devastating storm, and we are committed to supporting the relief and recovery effort through our contribution," said Dave Wichmann, president, UnitedHealth Group. "We are taking action to ensure the people we serve continue to have access to the care they need, and are working to ensure the safety and well-being of employees in the region."
In addition, the company is pledging a 2:1 match for employee donations toward disaster-relief efforts, as well as providing incentives and support to those who volunteer.
The company is also continuing to support the broader community affected by Hurricane Harvey in a number of ways:
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