The Health Net Foundation, a long-time supporter of the work that the American Red Cross does, recently made a donation of $66,000 to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The total also included $16,000 given by Health Net associates.
Health Net’s Haiyan relief donation is the second of two major contributions totaling nearly $300,000 to support the efforts of the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region since the relationship began in 2005.
“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to help it deliver aid and disaster relief worldwide to those in need,” says Patricia Clarey, President of Health Net Foundation.
Health Net, Inc. began its partnership with the Red Cross Los Angeles Region with a substantial contribution of $220,000 to support Katrina relief, which was also a combination of employee donations and a corporate match by the company.
“Health Net was there for the Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina, and they’ve joined us again to help with Typhoon Haiyan relief,” says Andrea Waldron, the Red Cross Los Angeles Region’s Chief Development Officer. “It’s no surprise that people who spend their lives servicing health needs are especially responsive to tragedies such as the typhoon.”
Health Net Inc., which is headquartered in Woodland Hills, is a major provider of health services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Their mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable, a mission echoed by the American Red Cross. Health Net administers its services to approximately 5.3 million people in the U.S., through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs programs.