MAXIMUS Foundation Contributes More Than $15,000 to Midwest Disaster Relief
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RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that the MAXIMUS Foundation has made a donation of more than $15,000 in employee contributions and corporate matching funds to Habitat for Humanity International, to aid disaster relief efforts in the Midwest region of the United States.
The MAXIMUS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, providing financial assistance to many of the same disadvantaged populations and local communities that MAXIMUS serves as an operator of health and human services programs. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees, and provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of health, child and youth development, and community development.
Donations provided by the MAXIMUS Foundation have assisted Habitat for Humanity’s disaster response program to provide shelter assistance, education, training and partnerships to those affected by the recent severe weather in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Thousands of homes were destroyed and many more were damaged as a result of torrential rainfall, flooding and tornadoes. Habitat for Humanity has responded to major disasters across the world, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Haiti’s earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
The philanthropic activities of the MAXIMUS Foundation, such as company-wide relief assistance efforts, reflect the caring nature of the MAXIMUS workforce. They are a noteworthy component of the corporate culture, and ensure that MAXIMUS continues to support the global community.
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With approximately 16,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.
About Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity is devoted to help provide housing to individuals and families across the world resulting from natural disaster, poverty, war, and civil unrest. Habitat for Humanity uses donations to build and repair houses in cooperation with dedicated volunteer builders. The organization has impacted the lives of more than four million people, rehabilitated and constructed more than 800,000 homes and plans to surpass one million by the end of 2015. For more information, please visit www.habitat.org.