AmeriHealth Caritas Florida Supports Members and Communities Impacted by Hurricane Ian
The Medicaid managed care plan is aiding the ongoing efforts of community-based organizations as they continue to provide hunger relief, home recovery and basic family needs across the state.
November 17, 2022 - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
AmeriHealth Caritas Florida is committed to supporting the ongoing recovery efforts following the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The Medicaid managed care plan, serving seven Florida counties in southeast Florida, is working closely with community partners to support areas of need for Floridians as they recover, including recent aid to Feeding Florida.
AmeriHealth Caritas Florida donated $10,000 to Feeding Florida’s current hurricane relief efforts of delivering food boxes, produce, and other types of recovery materials to those impacted across the state.
Feeding Florida is the statewide network of Feeding America food banks, with 5 of its 12 food banks directly serving counties impacted the most by Hurricane Ian.1,2
“Helping families get enough to eat has always been an integral part of AmeriHealth Caritas Florida’s commitment,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Florida Market President Kathy Warner. “As efforts to recover and rebuild are ongoing, we are here to support our community partners in reaching families and fulfilling their needs during this crucial time.”
AmeriHealth Caritas Florida is also working with local community partners in Florida to assess additional areas of need. The plan’s support for ongoing efforts also includes:
- Okeechobee County Community Services – AmeriHealth Caritas Florida secured more than 100 tarps for local homes impacted by the hurricane for the county to distribute.
- Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands, and Polk counties - $5,000 in diapers, wipes, bottles, and formula were donated to the organization for families in need.
AmeriHealth Caritas Florida is also part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, which donated $100,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund in early October.
1Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), FEMA-4673-DR, Florida Disaster Declaration as of 10/11/2022, gis.fema.gov/maps/dec_4673.pdf.
2Feeding Florida, Florida Food Banks, feedingflorida.org/florida-food-banks.