MVP Health Care and Employees Raise $21,531 for Hurricane Sandy Relief

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MVP and employees partner with American Red Cross to help families recover from Hurricane Sandy.

I am so proud of how Team MVP came together to help with this effort. Seeing so much devastation on the news and knowing our members, friends and neighbors were affected by the storm inspired our coworkers to give generously.

MVP Health Care and its employees donated more than $21,000 to the American Red Cross to help families recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.

“I am so proud of how Team MVP came together to help with this effort,” said Denise V. Gonick, MVP’s President and CEO. “Seeing so much devastation on the news and knowing our members, friends and neighbors were affected by the storm inspired our coworkers to give generously.”

MVP partnered with the American Red Cross in November on an online donation program for MVP coworkers and pledged to match employee donations up to $10,000. In the first two weeks, MVP employees donated $6,781.

By early December, it was clear the situation in the hurricane zone was far from resolved. Denise Landi, a MVP Clinical Review Coordinator who lives on Long Island, shared her experience of the storm with her coworkers.

“This wasn’t just a power outage, this was brutal. It was a nightmare,” Landi said. “Trees lifted up entire front lawns and crashed into houses. I have friends who watched their oil heater go floating down the street.” Though Landi’s home was spared from flooding, she knew many people who lost everything to the powerful storm.

Employee donations continued to come in during December, totaling $11,531. With MVP’s match, the grand total donated to the American Red Cross was $21,531.

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About MVP Health Care

Founded in 1983, MVP Health Care is a community-focused, not-for-profit health insurer serving members in the states of New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Through its operating subsidiaries, MVP Health Care provides fully-insured and self-funded employer health benefits plans, dental insurance, and ancillary products, such as flexible-spending accounts, to more than 650,000 members. For more information, visit http://www.mvphealthcare.com.

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