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HOPE Donates $50,000 to American Red Cross to Support National Disaster Relief

CARMEL, Ind., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A $50,000 donation from HOPE (Health Opportunity through Partnership in Education) is helping the American Red Cross provide safety and comfort to families nationwide after disaster strikes their communities. With this donation, HOPE has now contributed a total of $100,000 to support the American Red Cross national disaster relief programs.

Since 1982, HOPE has worked to promote good health; encourage scientific research; and educate the public about prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and other serious diseases and accidents.

HOPE members, including more than 180,000 Washington National Insurance Company certificateholders, generously contribute to the HOPE foundation to support and promote its mission through partnerships with established nonprofit organizations, such as the American Red Cross.

"We are honored to partner with the American Red Cross to support efforts that focus on helping disaster survivors during and after an emergency," said Barbara Stewart, president of HOPE. "Once again, we are grateful to Washington National customers and HOPE members for making this gift possible."

"The American Red Cross saw an unprecedented level of domestic disaster activity in 2015—assisting with 176 large disasters. As our disaster workforce continues to rise to each new opportunity to help people when they most need it, it is gratifying to know that like-minded organizations, such as Washington National and HOPE, are beside us," said Chad Priest, CEO of American Red Cross Indiana Region.

About HOPE
HOPE is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1982. HOPE's mission is to promote good health; to encourage scientific research; and to disseminate information about the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and other serious diseases and accidents. For more information, visit

About Washington National Insurance Company
Washington National Insurance Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group, Inc., has helped Americans since 1911 to protect themselves and their families from the financial hardship that often comes with critical illnesses, accidents and loss of life. The company's supplemental health and life insurance products are designed to help give policyholders and their loved ones peace of mind. To learn more, visit

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

SOURCE Washington National Insurance Company