(Newark, NJ, September 14, 2017) - The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the charitable arm of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ), has pledged $100,000 in direct grants and a special matching gifts program to help the victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida.
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey will make two direct grants of $37,500 each to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army for relief and recovery efforts. In addition to the $75,000 in grants, the Foundation is providing $25,000 for a special employee matching gifts program in which it will pledge $2 of support for every $1 donated by Horizon BCBSNJ employees to the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, United Way of Florida and the Volunteer Florida Foundation.
“The Foundation’s grants will send much-needed support to the non-profit organizations that are providing food, shelter and other assistance to tens of thousands of families impacted by Hurricane Irma,” said Robert A. Marino, Horizon BCBSNJ Chairman and CEO and Chairman of The Horizon Foundation Board of Directors. “Through Horizon’s matching gift program, relief agencies will also benefit from the generosity of Horizon employees, who consistently open their hearts and wallets to help those in need.”
The aid in the wake of Irma is structured similarly to the $100,000 pledged last month by The Horizon Foundation to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
About Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state's oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.
About the Foundation:
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is committed to working alongside those who can help us improve our neighbors’ health, inform their health decisions and inspire them to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. The Foundation’s funding pillars are Caring, Connecting and Creating. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the sole member of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, both of which are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information please visit Community.Horizonblue.com