MAXIMUS is committed to helping Texas in the wake of Storm Harvey

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September 06, 2017

In the wake of natural disasters impacting our local communities, MAXIMUS often provides much-needed support to those in need. MAXIMUS recently pledged our support to recovery efforts in the wake of Storm Harvey, kicking off our internal fund raising efforts with a $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross. As of September 5, employees have donated more than $9,000 to the American Red Cross’ Storm Harvey disaster relief fund.

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 Texans who have been impacted. The hours of operations at the State’s 211 Eligibility Support and Enrollment Broker call centers have been extended and now include service on Saturdays. 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 the storm began, more than 3,000 Red Cross disaster workers have helped to:

  • Serve more than 690,000 meals and snacks;
  • Provide care by supporting 21,000 mental health and health services contacts;
  • Distribute more than 30,000 relief items like diapers and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items for people forced from their homes; and
  • Activate 215 emergency response vehicles to help deliver meals and relief supplies.

Many of the people at these shelters have nowhere else to go since their homes and communities are now completely uninhabitable. MAXIMUS support helps enable the Red Cross to remain in Texas as long as they are needed.

You may view the press release here.

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