MedExpress Announces UnitedHealth Group $500,000 Donation to Aid Rebuilding and Recovery Efforts in West Virginia Following Deadly Floods

$500,000 contribution to SBP will help launch new recovery
organization – Homes for West Virginia

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MedExpress, part of Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company (NYSE:UNH),
announced a $500,000 contribution to SBP to help launch Homes for West
Virginia, a new organization dedicated to rebuilding homes and
communities following the deadly flooding throughout the state that
devastated communities and claimed 23 lives earlier this year.

The donation from MedExpress and UnitedHealth Group will help SBP begin
rebuild and recovery efforts in the West Virginia counties most in need
of assistance.

“MedExpress is humbled to play a part in helping West Virginians rebuild
and recover,” said MedExpress CEO Frank Alderman. “With the help of
local volunteers and community leaders like SBP, we can all help West
Virginians and their families get back on their feet and into a safe

SBP is a leading national disaster recovery nonprofit organization.
Twelve West Virginia counties were declared federal disasters following
the June flooding, and nearly 8,000 people have requested assistance
from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Homes for West
Virginia’s first initiative will be in White Sulphur Springs, which will
serve as a model for other projects throughout the state in need of
recovery services.

The donation was announced at a groundbreaking ceremony in White Sulphur
Springs. Recently renamed “Hope Village,” the Mennonite Disaster
Services will aid in the building of the village, which will feature 42
homes and a community park.

About UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) is a diversified health and well-being
company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making
health care work better. 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
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About MedExpress

MedExpress is a national leader in delivering high-quality, convenient
and affordable walk-in care. It provides a broad scope of services
including urgent care, employer health services and basic wellness and
prevention services. MedExpress’ full-service neighborhood medical
centers accept most insurance and are open 12 hours a day, seven days a
week and always have a fully staffed medical team. MedExpress has
administrative offices in Morgantown, W.Va., and Canonsburg, Pa. For
more information, visit,,

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Kelly Sorice, 724-597-6042
Tyler Mason, 424-333-6122
Bernard Project/Homes for West Virginia
Evan Achiron