Sutter Health Donates $100,000 to Help Fire Relief Efforts in California

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Community Benefit

Funds help support those affected by devastating Carr and Mendocino Complex fires

Sutter Health Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Sprague presents a check to the American Red Cross during a telethon hosted by NBC affiliate KCRA 3 in Sacramento. KCRA 3’s Brian Heap interviews Sprague about Sutter’s commitment to the community.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.,—Sutter Health made a $100,000 donation today to support fire relief efforts across California, including several Northern California communities.

Sutter Health’s donation will go to the American Red Cross California Wildfires Fund. The fund will help bring food, water and emergency shelter to the families affected by this summer’s wildfires, including the massive Carr Fire still raging in Shasta and Trinity counties, and the River and Ranch Fires—also known as the Mendocino Complex Fire—still burning in Lake and Mendocino counties.

“We’re deeply saddened by the mass destruction these fires have caused in our communities,” said Sarah Krevans, president and CEO of Sutter Health. “Our hearts are with our patients, co-workers and all those facing loss and uncertainty in the wake of these wildfires. Our donation will help bring relief to those most in need, and we offer our sincere appreciation to all the firefighters and volunteers.”

The fires have combined to burn more than 150,000 acres, displacing thousands of residents and damaging hundreds of homes and structures.

Additional Assistance Underway

Sutter Health is also actively supporting its employees and physicians in this time of need:

Sutter Health has long partnered the Red Cross and other organizations to help people close to home and worldwide. In 2017, Sutter Health made donations to help support the communities in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Lake, Butte, Mendocino and Yuba counties impacted by numerous wildfires. Additional contributions from Sutter Health have supported other relief efforts for the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Last year, Sutter Health invested $612 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.

For information on how you can help support relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.

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