DALLAS, March 4, 2021 — The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”) in Texas is distributing tens of thousands of bottles of water donated by Niagara Bottling to support the millions of Texans still struggling with storm recovery.
“Water is essential for life and the storm left many Texans, particularly low-income families and vulnerable populations, with no running water for days,” said Anne Rote, president of Molina Healthcare of Texas. “We thank Niagara Bottling, and all our valued partners, for joining us in providing needed resources throughout Texas.”
Dozens of pallets with bottles of water were donated to nonprofits that distributed the water to communities most in need, including the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Nonprofits receiving the water include:
• The SAFE Alliance, a Central Texas nonprofit working to provide safety and stability to victims of abuse
• Keep Austin Fed, a group that works to reduce hunger and help the environment by connecting surplus food with those in need
• The Serifina Food Pantry at the Rebekah Baines Johnson Center in Austin, an affordable housing community that gives seniors a safe place to thrive and age with dignity
• SAMMinistries, an organization that strives to prevent homelessness in San Antonio through a compassionate, holistic approach that brings self-sufficiency, pride and dignity to struggling families with nowhere else to turn
• Prospera Housing Community Services in San Antonio, which provides safe, affordable housing and support services to those in need
• Change Happens, a Houston-based nonprofit supporting families and children in high-risk communities
In addition to water, MolinaCares partnered with local nonprofits throughout Texas to provide essential items and food giveaways, including hot meals, to communities most affected.
Molina Healthcare of Texas previously announced the following support for members
• Allowing emergency refills for medications that require prior authorization along with early refills for prescriptions;
• Working with our members and providers to ensure those impacted have access to needed care;
• Providing access to our 24×7 Nurse Advice Line as well as telehealth providers;
• Tracking all employees to ensure their safety and well-being; and
• Working with state and local authorities as well as community organizations to support recovery efforts.
Molina members and providers affected by the winter storm can visit our secure member and provider portals around the clock. Molina members can also visit our website or call 866-449-6849 for more information.
About The MolinaCares Accord:
Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.
About Molina Healthcare of Texas:
Since 2006, Molina Healthcare of Texas has been providing government-funded care for low-income individuals. As of December 31, 2020, the company served approximately 357,000 members through Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Health Insurance Exchange programs, with service areas across Texas. For more information, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.