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MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that MAXIMUS has pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross to kick off its internal employee fund raising efforts in support of disaster recovery efforts from Storm Harvey.
“Texas faces a long road to recovery from this natural disaster and MAXIMUS is grateful for the opportunity to provide our support to the American Red Cross and its team of dedicated disaster relief professionals. We thank our employees for their continued generous giving, a reflection of our caring culture for those in need. Our thoughts continue to be with the impacted families,” commented MAXIMUS Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Montoni.
MAXIMUS has thousands of employees in multiple operations across Texas. Under contracts with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), MAXIMUS provides operational support for many of the state’s programs including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and others. The Company also assists the Texas Office of the Attorney General (TXOAG) in delivering child support services and provides enrollment broker services for the state’s Medicaid managed care population.
MAXIMUS has been working closely with HHSC to support Texas beneficiaries that have been impacted. Call center hours have been extended and Saturday hours are now available at the state’s 211 Eligibility Support and Enrollment Broker call centers. An outreach call effort has been initiated so that all beneficiaries in impacted areas or those that have relocated can receive the care they need at this critical time.
Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 18,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit maximus.com.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org.
Lisa Miles, 703-251-8637
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