DaVita teammates give back to the community

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, announced a $6,900 contribution to Cajun Navy 2016.

In January, DaVita Southern Heat Division- Region 3, Baton Rouge, La. presented Cajun Navy 2016 with a $6,900 check as part of the “DaVita Way of Giving,” the company’s locally focused charitable giving initiative that helps nonprofit organizations throughout the United States grow and thrive.

Cajun Navy 2016 is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is made up of volunteers that respond in times of disaster. The three main services provided are water rescue, medical triage and supply gathering and distribution.

We chose to donate to the Cajun Navy because Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas were devastated by flooding in 2016. Many of our patients and teammates were impacted by these floods,” said Ali Malik, Regional Operations Director for DaVita. “DaVita means ‘to give life’ and we felt that the Cajun Navy did this during the flood of 2016, so it was an easy choice for us to support them.”

Billy Brinegar of Cajun Navy 2016 said the DaVita contribution will go a long way to support its mission. “It’s people like you at DaVita Kidney Care that make what we do possible. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.” said Brinegar

DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, is dedicated to spreading ripples of citizen leadership through its Trilogy of Care – caring for its patients, caring for each other and caring for the world.

To learn more about DaVita’s community engagement efforts, please visit https://DaVita.com/CommunityCare.

Contributed by DaVita