American Red Cross
Nationwide has partnered with the American Red Cross for over 60 years. This longstanding partnership began because of Nationwide employees' commitment to blood donation. Every year, Nationwide employees donate thousands of pints of blood and represent 8% of the blood supply in Central Ohio. Nationwide also hosts the first American Red Cross corporate blood donor center in its Columbus, Ohio, headquarters.
Since 2007, the Nationwide Insurance Foundation has funded seven bloodmobiles to help the American Red Cross supply life-saving blood donations to area patients in need.
More than a decade ago, we expanded our partnership with the American Red Cross and helped establish its Annual Disaster Giving Program. This fund helps the American Red Cross have immediate resources available to respond to disasters whenever and wherever they happen.
Without such a fund, money would have to be raised each time a disaster occurred, potentially delaying assistance. The Nationwide Insurance Foundation has contributed more than $8.2 million to the Red Cross for disaster relief.
"The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters and supplies nearly half of the nation's blood, and partners such as Nationwide help us provide this support when it is needed the most," said Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross.
"The Nationwide Insurance Foundation's donation to the Annual Disaster Giving Program helps us be ready when a disaster strikes,” she said. “In addition, bloodmobiles purchased with foundation donations are on the road helping the Red Cross collect blood for hospital patients who desperately need it, and we are grateful that Nationwide employees donate tens of thousands of blood products, which help us save lives."