The CIGNA Foundation announced today that it is making an immediate donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts and aid victims of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti. In addition, the CIGNA Foundation has pledged an additional $50,000 to the American Red Cross to match CIGNA employee donations to the Haitian relief efforts.
“A fundamental tenet of CIGNA's mission is to ‘serve.’ The devastation in Haiti is beyond words,” said David M. Cordani, president and CEO of CIGNA. “I've always been proud that when people around the world are in need, CIGNA's people step up to offer what they can.”
“The earthquake in Haiti is a devastating disaster, and we are grateful to CIGNA for its generous contribution to the relief efforts of the American Red Cross,” said Tom Foley, CEO of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross. “We are doing everything we can to raise enough funds to provide for the immediate needs of every disaster victim in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The financial support of companies like CIGNA really makes a difference."
In addition to the donations, CIGNA is offering disaster-related educational tools and counseling resources through its employee assistance program to ensure that its clients, customers and their families have access to needed services.
The generosity of CIGNA employees in response to past international and national crisis situations -- including the Sichuan, China earthquake relief efforts in 2008, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004, the September 11 terrorist attacks -- has helped provide much needed relief to those affected by these large-scale disasters.
About CIGNA Foundation
The CIGNA Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where CIGNA employees live and work.