MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Oct. 26, 2018) – UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa donated hundreds of books and school supplies including pencils, crayons, notebooks and more to Woodbury Elementary School in Marshalltown.
The donation is one of several steps UnitedHealthcare has taken to assist the Marshalltown community following the severe weather that hit parts of central Iowa earlier this year. Since then, the company has helped its plan participants access in-network care providers and provided early prescription drug refills to ensure people’s medical needs are still being met.
“The tornado that hit Marshalltown were devastating to the area, and many children attending Woodbury Elementary lost books in the storm,” said Katie Bonner, vice president of marketing and member experience, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Iowa. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to help Woodbury Elementary to ensure the school can continue delivering quality education to its students.”
“After the storm this summer, the Marshalltown community rallied to help people in need including the children at Woodbury Elementary School,” said Anel Garza, principal of Woodbury Elementary School. “We appreciate UnitedHealthcare’s donation to our students as the entire area continues the process of rebuilding.”
UnitedHealthcare has operated in Iowa for more than 30 years, participating in community-giving events across the state. In recent months, UnitedHealthcare has donated funds to build a new playground facility at Hayes Elementary School in Davenport; winter clothing and items to elementary-school students in Sioux City and Waterloo; summer vacation kits to kids in schools in Cedar Rapids; an “Imagination Playground” to the Friendly House; and bags of school supplies to elementary schools in Davenport.
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