To help address the medical, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Garden State, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has donated $2 million to The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, the response and support organization established by Tammy Murphy, New Jersey’s First Lady. This contribution follows on the heels of Horizon’s $2.5 million purchase of 500,000 N95 masks and 81,000 face shields for donation to the State’s coordinated response effort.
“We have quickly marshalled the resources of so many caring residents, corporations and not-for-profits to provide much-needed ‘boots on the ground’ services across our state,” said First Lady Tammy Murphy, Chairperson of the NJ Pandemic Relief Fund. “We are incredibly grateful for this generous grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey that will make a significant impact in addressing the urgent needs of our community, both now and in the weeks and months ahead as we continue fighting this pandemic.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic is producing extraordinary challenges for New Jersey’s families, employers, and the thousands of social service organizations that support people in need across the state. This contribution reflects Horizon’s historic and ongoing commitment to invest in the health and well-being of our members and New Jersey’s communities,” said Kevin P. Conlin, Horizon BCBSNJ’s Executive Chairman of the Board.