DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today UnitedHealthcare donated five computers to The Salvation Army to increase computer and Internet access in the community. The donation is part of 100 total computers the Company is donating to community organizations across the state.
The donation will help to establish a computer lab offering people – especially inner-city youth, the elderly, and people living with mental and physical disabilities – high-speed Internet access that will enable them to connect with assistance programs, health information and more.
“We thank UnitedHealthcare for donating these laptops and helping us build a lab that the community can access for health information, education, job opportunities and more,” said Captain Ronald Cook of The Salvation Army of Fort Dodge which serves families in need during times of crisis and transition in people’s lives.
Community-based organizations continue to express the need to connect technology with the people they serve. In response, UnitedHealthcare launched the Community Computers program to help create computer labs that give underserved people in the community convenient access to the Internet. To date, UnitedHealthcare has donated more than 2,000 computers in 15 states, including Iowa, since the program began in 2012.
“The Community Computers program was designed to increase computer and Internet access in neighborhoods where access to these tools may be limited,” Nancy Lind, COO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa. “We are honored to help people in our communities gain access to critical information and resources through these laptops.”
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.