Health First Collects more than 40,000 Relief Items for the Bahamas
Associates Coordinated Donations to Assist Those Devastated by Hurricane Dorian
MELBOURNE, Fla. (September 12, 2019) - About 30 Health First associates coordinated a collection to assist those in the Bahamas who were devastated by Hurricane Dorian. With more than 9,000 Health First associates, 40,348 items were donated over a two-day period across various drop-off locations across the system.
About 30 associates teamed up at the Health First Distribution Center to help sort, pack and label boxes filled with important and much-needed aid that will help those still reeling from the storm.
Among the items donated were baby wipes, diapers, formula, personal hygiene items, batteries, flashlights, plastic utensils and paper towels, plates and bowls. These items will be loaded onto a boat this weekend, bound for the Bahamas.
In addition, Health First associates collected almost $10,000 to the disaster relief cause through the Health First Foundation.
About Health First
Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County's not-for-profit, community healthcare system. The fully integrated delivery network (IDN) includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and outpatient and wellness services. As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2018, Health First provided more than $171 million in community support. To learn more about Health First and how we're giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org.