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BlueCross offers support in wake of area crises

BlueCross is offering assistance to area residents affected by several recent tragedies. “The past few weeks have been a devastating time for Tennesseans, as well as those in nearby states,” says Dalya Qualls White, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer and Executive Director of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation. “Many of our neighbors have been affected by tragedies that have caused an emotional and physical toll. It is our hope that this support helps them in their healing and recovery.”

Mississippi Tornado

On March 24, a long-track tornado touched down in western Mississippi, lasting over an hour and killing at least 26 people. The American Red Cross is on the ground aiding in recovery efforts, and the BlueCross Foundation has provided a $15,000 donation to support the organization’s work in the area, home to many members of Shared Health Mississippi, a BlueCross subsidiary. 

Nashville Shooting

On March 27, three students and three adults were killed in a shooting at The Covenant School in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville. In response, BlueCross is making a $25,000 donation to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CMFT), which has established the Caring for Covenant Fund to manage and direct donations to the students and families affected by the tragedy.

West Tennessee Tornadoes

Late on March 31, a severe storm system hit parts of west Tennessee, sparking tornadoes and killing at least 15 people. Our team has been in touch with the American Red Cross on the ground, and at this time, they have been able to provide care and comfort to hundreds of households in the affected communities. We will remain in contact with our partners at the Red Cross and will be ready to support recovery efforts, should a need arise. 

About Amanda Haskew, Senior Communications Specialist

A photo of the authorAmanda joined the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee corporate communications team in 2017. Born and raised in Chattanooga, she has a decade of experience in writing for print and the web, as well as digital marketing.

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