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Amerigroup Community Volunteers Donate More Than 1,200 Hours of Service in Hampton Roads
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Monday, April 29, 2013) – Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., announced more than 300 associates, families and friends across Hampton Roads participated in its first Company-wide Community Service Day this past weekend, volunteering more than 1,200 hours of service to help local organizations. This will be the sixth year Amerigroup’s parent company, WellPoint, Inc., has participated in a Company-wide Community Service Day.
Volunteer efforts benefited the following eight local organizations:
- Boys & Girls Club
- Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia
- Endependence Center, Inc.—Center for Independent Living
- Horizons Hampton Roads, Inc.
- Samaritan House
- Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
- YMCA of Pembroke
- ForKids, Inc.
"It was great to support organizations that work tirelessly to make a difference in the community," said Tina Gill, Amerigroup Foundation executive director.
Volunteers participated in many activities, including: landscaping, hosting a youth fun and fit day, refurbishing apartments and organizing donation closets.
In addition to the Company-wide Community Service Day, more than 170 Amerigroup volunteers walked in the Hampton Roads March of Dimes’ March for Babies walk at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. The Amerigroup Foundation donated $20,000 this year, and Amerigroup employee contributions are approaching $20,000.
Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, we serve more than 4.5 million beneficiaries of state-sponsored health plans in 20 states, making us the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.
About the Amerigroup Foundation
The Amerigroup Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., and the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. The Foundation works to create healthy communities by fostering access to health care, encouraging safe and healthy children and families, and promoting community improvement and healthy neighborhoods.