UnitedHealthcare’s Kingston facility staff presented the American Red Cross with a check for $9,119 to support its Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. More than 500 local residents attended a community spaghetti dinner, hosted by UnitedHealthcare. All of the food, silent auction items and entertainment were donated by Aramark and local businesses.
“We want to thank UnitedHealthcare and its staff for hosting this community dinner to help benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy,” said Darryl Lafferty, executive director of the American Red Cross – Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter. “The generosity of local businesses and area residents who attended the dinner was overwhelming, and we know that the funds collected from this event – and other events – will provide critical services to those who are rebuilding their lives following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.”
“It was truly amazing how the community came together. Thanks to the generous support of our staff, our neighbors and our local businesses we were able to present the American Red Cross with a significantly larger donation than we ever anticipated,” said Eileen Liverani, Kingston site director, UnitedHealthcare. “During the course of three hours, more than 50 of our employee volunteers served spaghetti dinners and desserts to more than 500 guests. We also were very happy to have Assemblyman Kevin Cahill spend his evening with us to support for this important cause.”