SUBSCRIBE NOW Just 99¢ for your first month



Mayo Clinic donates $500,000 for victims of Hurricane Harvey

08-07 Mayo 5175.jpg
We are part of The Trust Project.

Mayo Clinic announced Friday that it has donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Mayo requested that the funds are used for relief efforts of those affected by the recent storm, which has killed dozens and displaced millions.

The announcement comes on the heels of President Trump personally donating $1 million, while the Trump administration is expected to request $5.9 billion in supplemental funding from Congress to support relief efforts.

In a written statement released to media, Mayo said that it was important to support "the urgent need for hope and assistance in regions affected by the hurricane." The monetary support is meant to show Mayo's place in the "global community," even though it doesn't operate any facilities in the storm-ravaged area.

"Mayo Clinic has a long history of responding in times of crisis," Dr. John Noseworthy, President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, said in the press release. "Hurricane Harvey has had a profound impact on so many. The hearts of our entire staff go out to all of those affected."

Mayo says its values of stewardship and compassion drove the decision to give proactively to an organization that has made a difference for so many. The American Red Cross was selected "based on its expertise in emergency response and on-the-ground humanitarian need," Mayo said.


Phil Hansen, CEO of the American Red Cross Minnesota Region, expressed gratitude for Mayo's generosity.

"Generous donations like the one from Mayo Clinic are critical to making our disaster response possible," Hansen said. "The Red Cross is sincerely grateful to partner with committed and compassionate organizations like Mayo Clinic to bring care and comfort to those so profoundly affected by Hurricane Harvey."

Related Topics: MAYO CLINIC
What to read next
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says the loss of a spouse or partner is sometimes enough to exacerbate the survivor's own health issues so a disease that may have become manageable for a time becomes the official cause of death.
Experts say obstetrics and gynecology training programs in so-called "abortion refugee" states such as Minnesota will be needed to serve an increase of out-of-state physicians seeking training in abortion care as part of an accredited program. Mayo and UMN offer the only such residencies in Minnesota.
See the latest COVID-19 numbers updated daily.
Both Sanford Health and Essentia Health in Fargo report more inquiries from new mothers about breastfeeding.