MAXIMUS Foundation Contributes More than $29,000 to Nepal Earthquake 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 $29,000 in employee contributions and corporate matching funds to Project HOPE for earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.
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, as well as disaster relief contributions.
“We are very grateful to be able to support Project HOPE’s efforts to send much-needed medicines and medical supplies to Nepal. All of us at MAXIMUS want to do our part to give Nepal’s hospitals and health care professionals the resources they need to care for families affected by this crisis,” said Richard A. Montoni, Chief Executive Officer of MAXIMUS. “We appreciate the outpouring of compassion and support from our employees, and we are honored to make this contribution to Project HOPE.”
Nepal was devastated by two earthquakes within the span of three weeks in April and May 2015. Donations provided by the MAXIMUS Foundation have enabled Project HOPE to mobilize staff members and medical volunteers to Nepal, as well as helping to cover the cost of shipping donated medicines and supplies.
“Thanks to the generosity of MAXIMUS and its employees, Project HOPE is providing relief to Nepal during this time of crisis,” said Laxmikant Palo, M.D., Regional Director, Southeast Asia, at Project HOPE. “With support from partners like MAXIMUS, we have sent multiple shipments of donated medicines and supplies valued at $6.7 million to help care for those injured in the disaster.”
More than 8,000 people were killed in the Nepal earthquakes and nearly 18,000 injured. Project HOPE will continue to coordinate the shipment of donated medicines and medical supplies requested by Nepal’s Ministry of Health in the short-term while the non-governmental organization develops sustainable solutions for the long-term.
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 Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 30 countries. Follow us on Twitter: @projecthopeorg. For more information, please visit www.projecthope.org.