On Friday, December 10, the National Weather Service issued warnings of possible tornadoes for several Kentucky communities in advance of the storms. The longest tracking tornado, which officials say was at least an F3 with wind speeds between 158 and 206 mph, originated in Arkansas and was on the ground for more than 220 miles into Kentucky resulting in massive devastation.
“The tornado devastation has impacted so many individuals and families and limited the access to food, electricity, water and shelter,” said Mike Taylor, Kentucky Market President at CareSource. “Times like these are when the CareSource mission of making a lasting difference in our members' lives by improving their health and well-being is more important than ever.”
Employees on the Clinical Operations – Case Management, Marketing and Social Media teams are in the process of contacting members through phone calls, email and text campaigns to ensure they have the support they need during this crisis.
The CareSource Foundation regularly supports the American Red Cross, United Way and other related emergency response organizations throughout the year to assist with disaster situations like these. They also will be making an additional $25,000 donation to assist individuals impacted by the tornadoes. The CareSource Foundation will also be matching employee contribution to the American Red Cross and Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s tornado relief fund.
A $100,000 contribution will be made on behalf of the Kentucky Association of Health Plans of which CareSource is a member.