As the coronavirus spread and impacted more people in 2020, CareSource readied our resources to provide immediate support to help mobilize nonprofit organizations across our service area. In March 2020, we announced the allocation of $500,000 to help meet immediate needs related to the coronavirus pandemic. The funding specifically supported multiple community partners to provide food access to vulnerable populations in Ohio and Indiana, and to provide childcare to medical workers in Georgia.
“CareSource has a history of being mission-driven and committed to the overall health and well-being of our members,” said Erhardt Preitauer, President and CEO. “During this critical time for our country, it was important that we stepped up to support each other and our communities.”
In CareSource’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio, we initiated our local coronavirus relief efforts with a first-of-its-kind endeavor to provide food boxes to quarantined seniors through a partnership with The Foodbank, Inc. Two thousand boxes containing a three-week supply of nutritious food were assembled and distributed at a drive-thru in a single week. CareSource also worked closely with food banks in Cleveland, Columbus and Indianapolis to increase food access for vulnerable populations.
In Georgia, CareSource delivered financial support to the YMCA of Metro Atlanta to provide childcare for medical workers on the front lines fighting the coronavirus.
By helping address the needs of communities in crisis, CareSource further extended our mission of making a lasting difference in the lives of our members.
– Erhardt Preitauer, CareSource President and CEO