PRLog - Feb. 20, 2012 - TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa, Florida (February 20, 2012) – WellCare Health Plans Inc. (NYSE: WCG) joined the Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County organization on Saturday, February 18 to paint, assemble cabinets, frame roof trusses and install windows on two new homes for deserving families. This is the fifth year that WellCare has participated in the Habitat Hillsborough Corporate Day sponsorship program.
“We value the opportunity to give back to our community through the partnership offered by Habitat for Humanity,” said Alec Cunningham, WellCare’s chief executive officer. “We are committed to working with those who help improve and enrich the lives of underserved populations, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Habitat for Humanity.”
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc. is a volunteer nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to providing decent, affordable housing in partnership with the community and families of Hillsborough County. Its ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty and homelessness from Hillsborough County by providing a hand up and not a hand out. Habitat homes are sold at no profit with a no-interest mortgage. In return, homebuyers must donate 300 "Sweat Equity" hours, be able to assist with closing costs and make monthly mortgage payments.
“The WellCare team’s support helps us provide a strong foundation for families to love and grow in a safe, decent, affordable home,” said Brian Hastings, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc. “Habitat for Humanity is grateful for WellCare and our continued partnership, as we work together to make a difference in the lives of families throughout our communities.”
Through WellCare’s weCare WellCare Gives Back program, WellCare associates, their friends and families have the opportunity to support select organizations that serve low-income, underserved and aged populations through volunteerism and material contributions. This support targets various local and national charitable organizations.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company served more than 2.6 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2011. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company’s web site at www.wellcare.com.
About weCare WellCare Gives Back
WellCare developed the weCare WellCare Gives Back program in 2009 to offer associates a way to give back by getting involved. weCare encourages associate volunteerism, specifically in low-income, underserved and aged populations. It also creates awareness and raises much needed funds and supplies for organizations that offer valuable support to those in need. The weCare program is supported by associates, friends and families of WellCare and has proudly championed deserving causes such as Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa; Habitat for Humanity; the United Way; the American Diabetes Association;
About Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc., in partnership with God, mobilizes people to help neighbors by renovating and building homes, thereby improving and transforming families and communities. At Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc., our focus is on showing the love of God to first-time homebuyers and families in Hillsborough County by giving them a hand up, not a hand out. Habitat homebuyers must donate 300 "Sweat Equity" hours, be able to assist with closing costs, and make monthly mortgage payments. Habitat homes are sold to our homeowners at no profit with a no-interest mortgage.
We invite donors and volunteers from all walks of life to come together with our future homeowners to build relationships and to realize dreams. Since 1987, Habitat Hillsborough has built more than 135 safe, affordable homes in partnership with hard-working families and the community. Together we BUILD HOMES...BUILD LIVES...BUILD HOPE.
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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare.