$100,000 PledgeMonday, February 23. 2009
Bupa Australia has pledged $100,000 to help ease the pain and suffering of the Bushfires. The donation has been given to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. The company matched employee donations, dollar by dollar, as well all to support the thousands of Australians who have been affected by the Victorian bushfires. Bupa has also made a commitment to all HBA and MBF as well as Mutual Community customers affected by the fires that they will process their clamis as expediently as possible.
Bupa's managing director Richard Bowden said he would like to express his sincere sympathy on behalf of the company and their employees. Bowden explained that "Our businesses' vision is to take care of the lives in our hands, and we are hopeful that our collective cash donation will help fund food, shelter and other basic necessities to help alleviate the despair and suffering of those caught in the tragedy."
Bupa is the leading health and care provider they provide products and services that include cover for hosptials, medical, ancillary and ambulance services as well as travel, life, care and home insurance, and retirement planning and lifestyle management services.
How has the Bushfires affected you?
Do you feel proud at the way Australia and Australian business have pulled together to help?
Does it surprise you that an insurance company is donating money as well as having to pay out for the houses and lives lost?
Will you donate to other charities even though you have donated to The Bushfire Appeal?