During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the issue of food security for vulnerable communities and frontline responders has taken on increased relevance and importance. There are hundreds of nonprofit organizations that are working in this critical area around the world, and their efforts are to be congratulated, appreciated and supported by all of us. Here are five organizations that are responding in herculean ways to combat food insecurity and help those most in need during this health crisis:
CHARLESTON, S.C. May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today releases data insights into companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) response to COVID-19. Data was collected via Blackbaud’s YourCause CSRconnect solution, which houses corporate program details and its employees’ engagement within CSR programs. Results show that companies are stepping up to support customers and employees during the pandemic. Key insights include:
Program will provide urgently needed assistance for immunocompromised individuals impacted by COVID-19
LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/-- Team Rubicon (TR), in collaboration with Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), has announced “The COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program”. The program will provide assistance to immunocompromised patients living with cancer, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis whose ability to access or afford food and other nutritional needs is at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pictured in the photo accompanying this post is American Red Cross Regional Executive Lee Feliciano in Puerto Rico. Lee is surrounded by communications and IT equipment, delivered by FedEx through donated shipping services provided year-round. The equipment pictured was used by the Red Cross in their relief response to the earthquakes earlier this year.
For many years FedEx has provided donated shipping services to the Red Cross to help transport various items including communications and IT equipment in preparation for and in response to disasters.
COVID-19 is having the largest impact on the poor and displaced, who have few resources to cope with disease or the global economic downturn.
To aid humanitarian relief in the US and around the world, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation donated $2.5 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross. The international network of 14 million volunteers has mobilized to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, provide basic aid and deliver lifesaving information to people in desperate need.
This Thursday, we will host Day 1 of the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID‐19, which will take an in-depth look at how the pandemic is accelerating the transformation of business as a force for good. Conversations will highlight the actions of brands like L.L. Bean, Ben & Jerry’s, Georgetown University’s Business for Impact initiative, among others; insights from our extensive, ongoing research; and useful perspectives from Porter Novelli leaders.
Healing a world turned upside down by COVID-19 will require all of us — companies, governments, individuals and nonprofits — to work together. Since March, purpose-driven companies and their people donated $640 million dollars to more than 79,000 different causes and gave 786,000 hours of their time and completed 53,000 small acts of Goodness.
NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On #GivingTuesdayNow, we’re proud to recognize and support the heroic efforts of organizations, essential workers and others who are putting in countless hours to care for and provide relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the start of this crisis, American Express mobilized quickly to back nonprofits leading the charge to provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, research and develop vaccines and treatments, and feed communities impacted by COVID-19.
Program feeds frontline healthcare professionals staying for free in rooms donated by Hilton and American Express and enables some furloughed restaurant staff to return to work in Los Angeles, New York City and Washington, D.C.
May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Hilton (NYSE:HLT) recently teamed up to donate up to 1 million hotel room nights to medical professionals on the frontlines fighting COVID-19. Since April, hundreds of thousands of room nights have been booked.