Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon commits $250,000 in community aid in wake of devastating wildfires
To help Oregonians and front-line responders battling local wildfires, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon is donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross, the United Way of Jackson County and other organizations.
Regence has more than 925,000 members across Oregon, including more than 47,000 members located in the latest evacuation zones. The health plan has a particularly close connection to Medford – a community significantly impacted by current wildfires – where 23,400 members currently reside in an evacuation zone, and approximately 200 Regence employees who work at the company’s service center at 2057 Commerce Dr.
“Regence has proudly served Oregon for almost 80 years, and we share in our state’s pain and loss,” said Angela Dowling, president of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. “We’re making these donations to bring immediate support and resources to organizations on the front lines of the wildfire response. Oregonians are resilient, and we will continue work alongside our customers, members and community leaders through the recovery process.”
In response to the wildfires, Regence has committed these initial gifts to the following organizations:
- $100,000 to the American Red Cross in Oregon, which will support relief efforts statewide.
- $100,000 to organizations that support first responders and communities statewide
- $50,000 to the United Way of Jackson County
Please visit the Regence blog for the latest updates on wildfire support for members, employers and communities.