Care for Our Communities During the COVID-19 Outbreak
March 26, 2020
March 26, 2020
Support local organizations in our area when it matters most
The outbreak of COVID-19 is a global concern, with effects filtering down to organizations close to you that are in critical need of assistance. Lives are disrupted, more people than ever are calling out for help, and responders are hard pressed to meet the overwhelming demand. While governments, NGOs and healthcare agencies respond to the national and international crisis, we also need to think about the local organizations that are affected by this unprecedented situation. Many depend on a steady stream of volunteers, cash, and outside support that’s been suddenly interrupted.
Our priority to date has been looking inward as we continue to ensure the safety of our employees while maintaining operations. As we now look outward to identify the ways we can help our communities, we are extending financial support to the following organizations who are focusing efforts on the fight against, and the impacts of, the novel coronavirus.
Now is the time for us to step up and help. As good people and good neighbors, we can help the community-based organizations that are both helping on the front lines and reeling from the breakdown of funding and infrastructure.
While COVID-19 is affecting everyone, nonprofits are particularly feeling the pinch. Simultaneously, they are adjusting their work environments and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of their staff and volunteers, while demand for their programs and services surges beyond the scale their networks are prepared to handle.
Here are some ways you can show what it means to be a good neighbor during the time of greatest need. Reach out to organizations that mean something to you and see where help may be most needed.
Together, our impact is greater. While we are pleased to join the efforts to meet initial needs, we know that much more will be required as part of the COVID-19 response efforts in the weeks and months ahead, in all parts of the world.