MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that the MAXIMUS Foundation has made a donation of $18,500 in employee contributions and corporate matching funds to the Mile High Region of the American Red Cross to support its response to multiple wildfires across the state of Colorado.
“MAXIMUS conducts operations in several locations in Colorado, and we are saddened by the enormous devastation caused recently by wildfires,” commented MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman John F. Boyer. “Our employees, both locally and across the country, came together quickly to offer financial support for victims of this tragedy, and we are pleased to make this donation to the local Mile High Region to use in helping those in need.”
Since the wildfires began in early June, the American Red Cross has provided thousands of Coloradans with a safe place to stay, a warm meal and emotional support. The Red Cross and its partners have also served tens of thousands of snacks and meals; distributed well over 23,000 relief items like disaster clean-up kits; and made more than 9,000 health and mental health contacts with affected residents and disaster workers.
“On behalf of the American Red Cross, we are extremely grateful for the support from employee contributions and donations from MAXIMUS. The generosity of our community enables us to mobilize comfort and care, such as food and shelter, to our community in a time of need,” said Jeff Riley, Chief Development Officer for the American Red Cross Mile High Region.About MAXIMUS MAXIMUS is a leading health and human services administrator for governments in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The Company delivers administrative solutions to improve the cost effectiveness, efficiency and quality of government-sponsored benefit programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Health Insurance BC (British Columbia), as well as welfare-to-work and child support enforcement programs across the globe. The Company's primary customer base includes federal, provincial, state, county and municipal governments. Operating under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People ®, MAXIMUS has more than 8,800 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.