VALLEY FORGE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable giving organization focused on supporting health-related causes that enrich the global community, committed more than $75,000 to support relief efforts in the communities affected by Hurricane Dorian.
The Foundation has made its targeted donations to both regional and national organizations focused on supporting relief efforts in the Bahamas and Southeast United States, including the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation, GreaterGood.org, Wings of Rescue, Healthcare Ready and the American Red Cross. Each grant recipient is dedicated to building healthy communities and improving health outcomes and will be working to address pressing needs, such as the delivery of critical medications for people and pets, establishment of temporary housing and shelter for both individuals and animals, and the support of long-term disaster relief needs.
In addition, the Foundation has committed to match AmerisourceBergen associate donations made to the American Red Cross through the Foundation’s matching gift program, myCommunityImpact, at a 2:1 ratio. The Foundation continues to closely monitor all impacted areas with the goal of identifying additional opportunities to support organizations and communities in need.
“It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation in our communities, and as our neighbors begin to face the challenge of rebuilding, we hope to enhance the ongoing relief efforts by supporting community organizations on the ground,” said Gina Clark, President of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation. “In order to maximize our impact, we identified regional partner organizations that allow us to work together to expand access to quality care and have a positive impact during this critical time.”
Through its current relationships, the Foundation regularly collaborates closely with national organizations focused on supporting relief efforts across the U.S. and abroad. Longstanding, grantee partners of the Foundation including, Americares and Healthcare Ready, are each dedicated to building healthy communities and improving patient outcomes, and continue to address pressing needs, such as the delivery of critical medications, establishment of temporary housing and support of long-term disaster relief needs through the Foundation’s annual financial support.
As the philanthropic arm of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, the Foundation is aligned in its mission to support efficient and safe access to pharmaceutical care around the globe. In the aftermath of tragic natural disasters, and during these times of need, it is the collection of AmerisourceBergen, its associates and the Foundation that come together to effectively support relief efforts. Together, these organizations work tirelessly around the clock to expand access to quality healthcare, improve patient outcomes and ensure that healthcare providers are able to receive the products they rely on to treat those who are immediately impacted.
About the AmerisourceBergen Foundation
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is an independent not-for-profit charitable giving organization established by AmerisourceBergen Corporation to support health-related causes that enrich that global community. The Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations – both human and animal – by investing in its communities. Through strategic partnerships and community collaboration, the Foundation works to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. For more information, visit www.amerisourcebergenfoundation.org.