AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast Donates $5,000 to Support Communities Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic
Funds will be used to address food insecurity resulting from COVID-19’s economic impact
AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast, a Medicaid managed care plan that serves 22 northeastern Pennsylvania counties,announced that it had donated $7,750 to four community organizations that will use the funds to support those affected by the pandemic with their ongoing needs including food, medicine, utilities and housing assistance.
“We are deeply concerned about the impact of the coronavirus on Pennsylvania residents, especially those in underserved communities,” said Marge Angello, AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania Market President. “So many in our state have lost jobs due to this pandemic and are now struggling to put food on their families’ tables. We are confident that our contribution will support efforts to help communities’ endure the effects of this pandemic and come back even stronger.”
The funds donated by the Medicaid managed care organization will be distributed to the following organizations:
- Salvation Army East Stroudsburg (East Stroudsburg, PA): $2,500
- Commission on Economic Opportunity (Wilkes-Barre, PA): $2,500
“We try to leverage our relationships with local social service organizations help our members are now struggling to pay for food, shelter, and other basic necessities,” Angello said. “We believe these strategic alliances are essential in creating healthier communities.”