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UnitedHealth Group Donates $500,000 To One SC Fund

Sep 25, 2018 11:18AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Governor Henry McMaster was joined by UnitedHealth Group executives and Joanne Turnquist of the Central Carolina Community Foundation to celebrate UnitedHealth Group’s $500,000 donation to the One SC Fund. With no fees collected, 100 percent of donations to the fund will go directly to helping South Carolinians recover from the effects of Hurricane Florence.

"This is the worst of times for many of our friends and families in the Pee Dee, so it's always wonderful when people and companies like the UnitedHealth Group come forward to help," said Gov. Henry McMaster.

“We're deeply concerned about the impact to South Carolina, and we are committed to helping rebuild the state,” said Garland Scott, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of the Carolinas and Georgia. “We hope other individuals and businesses will consider donating to the One SC Fund and the rebuilding process. I really want to thank the leadership of Governor McMaster and the whole team that is working so hard on behalf of South Carolinians.”

The One SC Fund was created by former Governor Nikki Haley in the aftermath of the historic flooding of 2015 and has helped with the recovery with Hurricane Matthew and now Hurricane Florence.

Since November of 2015, the One SC Fund has distributed more than $3.4 million and has provided food and clothing to more than 19,600 people and has helped 1,633 families return home.