RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The MAXIMUS Foundation announced today that it has pledged $100,000 for disaster recovery efforts for Hurricane Irma. The funds will be split with $50,000 in support of the American Red Cross and $50,000 in support of Volunteer Florida’s Disaster Fund.
Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus said, “Volunteer Florida thanks the MAXIMUS Foundation for its donation to the Florida Disaster Fund. Their generosity and support will help us support our disaster relief organizations and the Florida families, businesses and communities they serve.”
As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the MAXIMUS Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partner with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates.
MAXIMUS provides operational support for critical public health insurance programs in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, helping individuals and families access coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The Company has worked closely with its state government clients to help ensure that program members were supported during and following the storm.
“We are proud to support the recovery efforts of the American Red Cross and Volunteer Florida. The work of these two remarkable organizations is already touching the many communities and families affected by Hurricane Irma, providing much-needed relief during what will be a long road to recovery,” commented MAXIMUS Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Montoni.
Earlier this month, MAXIMUS and the MAXIMUS Foundation announced another $100,000 pledge, plus $11,000 more in employee donations, to the American Red Cross to support Storm Harvey disaster relief efforts in Texas.
Since 1975, MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS) has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 18,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
About Volunteer Florida and The Florida Disaster Fund
The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida’s official private fund established to assist Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of emergency or disaster. In partnership with the public sector, private sector and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. Donations to the fund are made through Volunteer Florida, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.