As the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., the Anthem Foundation promotes the organization’s commitment to improving lives and communities. Through strategic partnerships and programs, we are addressing the social determinants that will help create a healthier generation of Americans.
Disasters and emergencies can strike at any moment. So when it comes to disaster relief efforts, we believe that the best approach is a proactive one. That’s why Anthem Foundation is a proud member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) at the million-dollar level.
Anthem Foundation, along with our fellow ADGP members, helps provide a reliable funding base for disaster relief services. These funds enable the Red Cross to respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families affected by disaster at home and around the world, regardless of cost. Because of our up-front investment, the Red Cross is on the ground and taking action, even before disaster strikes.
Through our ADGP membership, Anthem Foundation is in a unique position to enable immediate response – and that is incredibly important to our company. Anthem associates often express to us how pleased they are that their company invests in the safety and well-being of communities, and feel a sense of pride when they see us so visibly aligned with the work of the Red Cross. They appreciate the opportunity to contribute themselves – both financially, as well as through their time and talents. From organized blood drives at office locations across the country to emergency preparedness trainings and disaster kit builds, our associates help their communities year-round through the Red Cross. It has inspired a deep sense of community and camaraderie, and gives them a reason to feel good knowing they are working for a company that cares about the same things they do.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the world to reimagine new and safe ways to live, work and serve- including how we respond to disasters. Throughout this unparalleled and troubling time, Anthem Foundation has remained committed to the Red Cross as together our organizations are continuing to help people in need by working closely with public health officials and partners to provide services where and when it’s safe to do so.
The Red Cross is entrenched in every aspect of disaster response – so there’s no better organization for us to partner with – whether it’s supporting a family during the aftermath of a house fire, or the entire nation through a pandemic, what we can accomplish together is truly inspiring.
Through August 1, 2020, the Anthem Foundation will match all donations made, dollar for dollar, through this site until $1 million is reached. Donations will support the urgent needs of the lifesaving mission of the Red Cross — where it is needed most – enabling the organization to continue supporting families and communities affected by life’s emergencies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate now.
For more information about Anthem Foundation’s corporate responsibility, visit www.anthem.foundation or https://medium.com/anthemfoundation