UnitedHealth Group said it will pay for the college education of George Floyd’s children and donate more than $10 million to help Twin Cities neighborhoods hurt by the riots of the past week.
After Floyd died while in Minneapolis police custody, an offshoot of peaceful protests turned violent, resulting in days of looting and destruction in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.
UnitedHealth said it would donate $5 million and up to 25,000 hours of its employees’ volunteer time to help businesses — many of them small and minority-owned — to rebuild.
The Minnetonka-based health care giant also said it needed to “address the larger societal issues at the root of George Floyd’s death,” so it is donating another $5 million to the YMCA Equity Innovation Center of Excellence in Floyd’s memory.
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