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BlueCross Foundation to give $1M for flood relief

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Staff Report
Published Oct. 12, 2015

The Blue Cross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has made available today $1 million to South Carolina non-profit organizations assisting state residents affected by catastrophic flooding.

“We are compelled by compassion to act,” said Harvey Galloway, executive director of the foundation. “Our friends, neighbors and associates across South Carolina are experiencing an unprecedented tragedy. The foundation’s mission directs us to be agents of change to improve the health and well-being of South Carolinians, and with this grant we can positively change the lives of many.”

The on-line application for funds is available beginning today. South Carolina-based 501(c)(3) organizations that are providing disaster-related services to residents of the affected counties may apply. Projects that may be funded include activities supporting the health and human services of those impacted by this natural disaster.

Interested non-profit organizations should contact the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation at 803-264-7860, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email for additional information and to determine eligibility. A simple application process has been developed to provide organizations with funds to give help and to offer hope to those most in need. 

The foundation is an independent licensee of the Columbia-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Its mission is to promote and support healthier South Carolinians, particularly the economically vulnerable, by supporting solutions to address gaps in health care and serving as an agent of change to support innovation and value-added public-private partnerships.

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