Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Supports the American Red Cross in New Mexico to Help Firefighters and New Mexico Residents Affected by the Wildfires
Albuquerque, NM — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) is delivering much needed assistance to first responders as well as victims impacted by wildfires around the state with a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross in New Mexico. The donation will be used to support relief efforts for firefighters as well as victims impacted by wildfires in Los Alamos and other fires around the state.
"Our condolences go out to our fellow New Mexico neighbors whose lives and property have been impacted by the fires," said Liz Watrin, President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. "As the largest commercial health plan serving New Mexico, we are committed to working with the Red Cross in New Mexico to provide the necessary resources for those affected by these devastating events."
"We are very grateful to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for their support of American Red Cross Disaster Relief," said Cindy Adams, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross in New Mexico. "This gift will fund our greatest disaster needs – wherever and whenever disasters strike. We are proud to have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico as a strong partner."
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is a compassionate supporter of the American Red Cross and their efforts to help in disaster relief. Through this assistance BCBSNM will provide support for critical relief efforts during the wildfire crisis.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org .
Arthur Bishop (505-256-8793 or 505-220-3097, firstname.lastname@example.org)
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
With more than 315,000 members and serving another 100,000 New Mexicans through the nationwide BlueCard® Program, BCBSNM, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in New Mexico. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Becky Kenny (505-816-2012 or 505-999-8806, Becky_Kenny@bcbsnm.com)