Cigna Foundation Supports Victims of Nepal Earthquake
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. - April 27, 2015 - The Cigna Foundation today expressed its sympathy to the victims of the Nepal earthquake, and announced a three-part plan to support those in need of medical care and housing.
Samahope, a Cigna Foundation grant partner working in India, will receive $10,000 from the Cigna Foundation for its Nepal relief fund. This contribution will assist with providing medical services and crucial supplies for emergency surgical care and longer-term rebuilding of health facilities. The Cigna Foundation encourages everyone to consider donating to Samahope:
Additionally, the Cigna Foundation will make a $25,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity for its work on the ground in India to provide emergency housing units to those left homeless by the earthquake.
The Cigna Foundation also will match the donations of Cigna employees to the Red Cross.
"We'll continue to look for ways to work with our humanitarian partners in India to help bring relief to those who are suffering," said David Figliuzzi, executive director of the Cigna Foundation.
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