BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina donates $100,000 to support Midlands’ residents impacted by pandemic
Columbia, S.C. (April 13, 2020) – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina donated $100,000 to United Way of the Midlands COVID-19 Response Fund, which supports Community Impact Partners in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, Newberry, Orangeburg and Calhoun counties affected by the pandemic
The insurer’s contribution is going to direct service support and will not be funding United Way of the Midlands’ administrative costs.
COVID-19 Response Fund donations will be used to address the immediate and significant increase in community need due to the pandemic. Our agencies partners will use BlueCross’ donation and others to support individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness, emergency financial assistance for utilities and rental assistance, food bank programs and services for people experiencing mental illness.
“We have a long association with BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and we are very appreciative for its most recent donation to help the communities we serve,” said Sara Fawcett, president and CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “We know the overall impact of this unprecedented public health crisis will have rippling and long-term effects. People will continue to face increased risk of hardships and we will continue to be called upon to meet their unmet needs. This contribution will support us in those efforts.”
United Way is working with Community Impact Partners to identify the highest priorities for basic needs and will work through them to assist individuals and families.
To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit www.uway.org.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit www.uway.org.
About BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Headquartered in Columbia and operating in South Carolina for more than 70 years, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 20 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.