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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Donates $7,500 to San Luis Valley American Red Cross to Assist Residents Affected by Water Contamination Crisis
Date:3/27/2008

DENVER, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation announced today that it has made a $7,500 grant to the San Luis Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross to assist women in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program obtain baby bottles, formula and water, and to aid volunteers who are distributing water to the citizens of the San Luis Valley who have been affected by the recent Salmonella water contamination.

"One of the things Coloradans have come to expect and enjoy is access to clean, uncontaminated water," said John Martie, President, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado. "The residents of the San Luis Valley are now dealing with the fact that their public water supply is tainted and are cut off from its use. This situation presents a whole host of personal and public health issues that locals are dealing with on a daily basis. It's our hope that the Foundation grant will help residents during a time of need and make the next few weeks a little easier for them."

"On behalf of the San Luis Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, I want to thank the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation for this generous donation," said Lisa Werts, Chapter Manager. "With donations like this we can continue helping the people of Alamosa and the San Luis Valley. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is a great corporate neighbor."

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation promotes Anthem's inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative solutions to reduce the number of uninsured as well as organizations and nonprofit charities that promote the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets sp
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