Americares and Voya Financial share a commitment to bringing urgently needed help to people in crisis no matter the challenges. For more than 10 years, Voya Financial, its employees and the Voya Foundation have helped to ensure that Americares is prepared to respond to emergencies.
Voya’s support is critical to developing Americares expertise and maintaining the capabilities necessary to launch emergency responses swiftly and effectively. “Of course the hope each year is that disaster relief will be unnecessary. However, we recognize that adequate preparation is crucial to Americares ability to respond quickly and efficiently to emergency situations,” said Angela Harrell, head of the Voya Foundation and Voya Financial’s Office of Corporate Responsibility. “We’re proud of our partnership with Americares, which demonstrates our commitment to helping our neighbors, customers and employees across the country when a crisis strikes.”
After a disaster—ranging from hurricanes and tornadoes here in the United States to earthquakes, typhoons and disease outbreaks around the world, Voya Financial helps to provide relief to devastated communities through its partnership with Americares. In fiscal year 2014, Americares sent crucial medicines and supplies and provided preparedness, response and recovery support in response to 37 emergency events in 25 countries, totaling $29 million in humanitarian assistance.
The Voya Foundation is a founding member of Americares Annual Emergency Response Partner (AERP) Program. AERPs provide multi-year financial support to build Americares emergency response capability in advance of disaster events. Voya’s role as an AERP makes the company a participant in every disaster response Americares launches. The program enables our emergency response team to monitor potential crises, conduct in-country assessments following disasters in coordination with local partners and government agencies, pre-position medicines and relief aid in disaster-prone regions, and maintain emergency pharmacy inventory at our headquarters, regional warehouse and distribution hubs.
Voya Financial is also a generous sponsor of the Americares Annual Airlift Benefit, an event that provides significant support for all Americares global programs. Thanks to Voya and other sponsors, more aid goes to people in need every year as a result of this event.
About the Voya Foundation
The Voya Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Voya Financial. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial operates and its employees and customers live. It supports efforts that empower people to secure a better future through charitable partnerships, employee volunteerism and charitable contributions.