WellCare Donates $25,000 To Arizona Wildfire Relief Efforts

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WellCare gave $15,000 to the American Red Cross in support of disaster relief services for those in the affected area; $5,000 to the Arizona Community Foundation’s (ACF) Yarnell Disaster Relief Fund to aid post-fire recovery and community rebuilding efforts; and $5,000 to the ACF Yarnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment.

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“We are proud to support the community of Yarnell as it recovers from this tragedy,” said Roy Dickerson, director of network management, WellCare of Arizona.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, today announced that the WellCare Community Foundation has donated $25,000 to support wildfire relief efforts in the Yarnell, Ariz., area.

WellCare gave $15,000 to the American Red Cross in support of disaster relief services for those in the affected area; $5,000 to the Arizona Community Foundation’s (ACF) Yarnell Disaster Relief Fund to aid post-fire recovery and community rebuilding efforts; and $5,000 to the ACF Yarnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment, which will provide college scholarships for the children of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in the Yarnell fire.

WellCare is also coordinating volunteer opportunities for its local employees to collect food and water to help restock the Prescott Food Bank and to organize a blood drive that will support the Red Cross.

"The generosity of WellCare is a demonstration of the compassion and solidarity we feel for those who lost their lives and their homes," said Randy Weddle, CEO of the American Red Cross of Arizona. "The Red Cross works very closely with firefighters every day in communities across the country and our hearts were broken by the loss of these heroes. WellCare’s donation will help the Red Cross bring hope to the community as local residents begin to rebuild their lives and honor those who have lost so much."

“We are grateful to WellCare for this generous gift to help the community of Yarnell,” said Steve Seleznow, president and CEO of the Arizona Community Foundation. “In times of tragedy such as this, we’re pleased to see great companies like WellCare give back to the community. The Arizona Community Foundation is especially proud to steward the gifts that will help rebuild the Yarnell community and provide for the future of the firefighters’ children.”

“WellCare is committed to helping our members lead better and healthier lives and to supporting the communities in which they live,” said Roy Dickerson, director of network management, WellCare of Arizona. “We are proud to support the community of Yarnell as it recovers from this tragedy.”

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