INDIANAPOLIS, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Medical Group®, Inc. (IMG®), a leader in global benefits and assistance services, is pleased to announce that its employees have served 2,931 hours of community service over the past year — exceeding the company's goal of serving 2,500 volunteer hours.
"Surpassing our goal of 2,500 hours of service highlights just how dedicated our employees are to being there for the global community — whether that's inside or outside of the office," said President Todd. A. Hancock. "We truly value our employees' efforts and wanted to celebrate in such a way that the public could also participate."
To celebrate their achievement, IMG hosted a #1For1 fundraising campaign on its Facebook page, benefiting Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization whose mission is to improve the health and lives of people worldwide who have been affected by poverty or emergencies.
"Supporting Direct Relief made perfect sense, as our missions strongly align," Hancock said. "We are both invested in protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of people worldwide."
For every "like" the #1For1 Facebook post received between 12 p.m. EDT June 1 and 11:59 a.m. EDT June 2, IMG committed to donating $1 to Direct Relief. Having received 3,338 "likes" during that time frame, IMG is pleased to announce it will donate $3,338 to the organization's international programs.
Direct Relief's Director of Development Millie Barrett said, "We are grateful for IMG's incredible support and contribution. This donation will help us increase access to quality health care for those in need in countries worldwide."
The Facebook fundraising campaign marked the end of IMG's year-long commitment to serve 2,500 hours of community service between June 2015 and May 2016, which the company pledged last year in commemoration of its 25th anniversary.
About International Medical Group
For more than 25 years, International Medical Group — headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. — has provided global benefits and assistance services to millions of members in almost every country. We're committed to being there with our members wherever they may be in the world, providing them Global Peace of Mind®. With 24/7 worldwide assistance and medical management services, multilingual claims administrators and highly trained customer service professionals, IMG delivers the insurance products international members need, backed by the services they want. IMG's global family of companies includes Akeso Care Management®, IMG Europe Ltd., Global Response Ltd., IMG-Stop LossSM and International Medical Administrators, Inc. For more information, please visit www.imglobal.com.
About Direct Relief
Founded in 1948, Direct Relief is a California-based nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian medical aid in all 50 states and more than 70 countries, with a stated mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations. The only U.S. humanitarian nonprofit to obtain Verified Accredited Wholesale Distributor (VAWD) © accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Direct Relief conducts the largest charitable medicines program in the United States and is among the largest private providers globally of humanitarian medical material aid to people in need due to poverty or emergency situations. The organization is privately funded through charitable contributions and earns top ratings from charity evaluators, including four stars from Charity Navigator and a 100% fundraising efficiency rating from Forbes magazine. Among other distinctions, Direct Relief has been named among the world's ten most innovative nonprofits by Fast Company, received the CECP Directors' Award, the President's Award from Esri for excellence in GIS mapping, and the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation. For more information visit http://www.DirectRelief.org.
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