More Than 700 UnitedHealth Group Leaders Converge on Twin Cities for Day of Service

  • Community service project benefiting 40 Minneapolis-area
    nonprofits
  • People from UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group
    contribute more than 2,400 high-impact volunteer hours locally

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a single afternoon, UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and Optum
executives fanned out across the Twin Cities yesterday for a day of
service benefiting 40 Minneapolis-based nonprofit organizations.


This citywide community service project enabled UnitedHealth Group
leaders to give back to the greater Minneapolis community. Volunteer
activities ranged from preparing and serving meals in a homeless
shelter, and interacting with patients at Children’s Hospital, to
providing skills training to various community organizations. The
community service project resulted in more than 2,400 high-impact hours
of volunteer service.

The service project was conducted in partnership with Engine for Good, a
Minneapolis-based organization that creates engaging and inspiring
community experiences that leverage the skills of talented professionals
in service to the greater good.

“Our partnership with UnitedHealth Group is making a tremendous impact
on the communities where we live and work,” said Engine for Good CEO Jim
Delaney. “By engaging with more than 40 local nonprofits, these leaders
are helping nonprofits solve business challenges, fulfill their critical
missions and make a difference.”

The area nonprofits that were part of the service project included: 360
Communities, Access Ability, Incorporated, Aeon, American Cancer
Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, ARC
– American Refugee Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater
Twin Cities, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Cheetah
Development, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Children’s HeartLink,
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Community Emergency
Assistance Programs (CEAP), Community Health Charities, Courage Kenny
Rehabilitation Institute – Part of Allina Health, Epilepsy Foundation –
Minnesota, FamilyWise, Feed My Starving Children, Fraser, Gilda’s Club
Twin Cities, Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Greater Twin Cities
United Way, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), Hope Chest for Breast
Cancer, International Medical Corps, Jeremiah Program, Junior
Achievement of the Upper Midwest, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota,
Make-A-Wish Minnesota, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD),
Penny George Institute for Health and Healing – Part of Allina Health,
People Serving People, Pinky Swear Foundation, Project SUCCESS, Reve
Academy, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Y (YMCA), Tubman, and
Washburn Center for Children.

About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth
Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company
dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the
health system work better for everyone. UnitedHealth Group offers a
broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms:
UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits
services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled
health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com
or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

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Contacts

UnitedHealth Group
Ianthe Zabel, 952-936-1771
Ianthe_zabel@uhg.com