BlueCross Foundation Makes $25,000 Donation for Hurricane Harvey Relief

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation is contributing $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support their work in helping victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“Our hearts are with Houston and all those in the Gulf Coast region whose lives have been changed forever – losing loved ones, homes and more,” said Roy Vaughn, executive director of the Foundation. “The American Red Cross has more than 2,000 disaster workers on the ground to provide relief, and we are proud to support their efforts.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that it has received more than 364,000 registrations for assistance, and that more than 34,000 people sought refuge in shelters operating in Texas and Louisiana.

Federal, state and local agencies – along with nonprofit partners like the American Red Cross – continue working to protect the lives and safety of affected residents.

About BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc.

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Inc. (THF) was established in December 2003 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to promote the philanthropic mission of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. THF awards grants focused on high-impact initiatives across the state, which promote healthy lifestyle choices and help control health care costs for all Tennessee residents. Working with civic and economic partners, THF is dedicated to the support of research, innovative programs and creative approaches to improve the health and quality of life of Tennesseans for generations to come.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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