Lafayette, Louisiana [March 22, 2019] — Today the American Red Cross is recognizing Lafayette, La.-based LHC Group for its support of Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP). Thanks to forward-thinking contributions in advance of disasters, the Red Cross is prepared to help meet the needs of people affected by disasters big and small, anytime and anywhere across the U.S.
ADGP members – along with their employees and customers – pledge financial and in-kind donations in advance of disasters, powering the Red Cross with strong infrastructure, trained volunteers, innovative technology, and critical resources necessary to provide relief and support to those in crisis. These annual contributions allow the Red Cross to respond whenever and wherever disasters occur, help families during the recovery process and prepare people for future emergencies.
“Every day, people turn to the American Red Cross for help in the face of disasters,” said Cliff Holtz, chief operating officer at the American Red Cross. “We are extremely grateful for ADGP members like LHC Group, because no matter where the emergency occurs, or how large the disaster is, their contribution ensures that we are immediately on the ground to help people in need.”
“We are immensely proud to work with a partner like the American Red Cross – an organization as devoted as we are to humanitarian causes and to the health and well-being of families and communities everywhere,” said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “The Red Cross is one of the most recognizable organizations in the world, and their culture of service to others aligns perfectly with LHC Group’s mission and values.”
While large disasters like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and wildfires typically draw national attention, each year, the Red Cross responds to more than 62,000 disasters across the country – the majority of which are home fires. Generous contributions from ADGP members enable the Red Cross to provide services to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income.
And thanks to ADGP members, Red Cross volunteers are also in their local communities every day, conducting disaster preparedness presentations and giving people the reassurance and confidence to face crises of all kinds.