BlueCross Donates $25,000 in Aftermath of School Bus Tragedy

Contribution given to fund for Woodmore Families

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee donated $25,000 to a special United Way of Greater Chattanooga fund to help families affected by the school bus crash that killed six Woodmore Elementary School students.

“This incident is a devastating loss for the families at Woodmore Elementary and affects all of us in the Chattanooga community,” said Karen Ward, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for BlueCross. “As always, our community is coming together to put its arms around those impacted.”

On Nov. 21 a school bus ran off a narrow winding road while on an afternoon route, striking a tree. Five Woodmore students were killed immediately and another died later, while a more than a dozen other students sustained injuries.

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