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Scotiabank Commits $2.5 Million in Support of COVID-19 Community Response Efforts

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TORONTO, April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to support those populations and communities most at risk during the COVID-19 outbreak, Scotiabank has committed $2.5-million to community response efforts across its footprint.

Red Cross Leverages Access to FedEx Network for Blood Distribution

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To manage the distribution of their current available blood supply, Red Cross is using FedEx Priority Alert service in conjunction with their in-kind account.

In just one day last month, they were able to use the account to send out several hundreds of units of blood which has the potential to save thousands of lives. The Red Cross is using their additional access to maintain a sufficient supply of blood products for patients nationwide, whenever and wherever it is needed most.

Las Vegas Sands to Donate More Than Two Million Pieces of Personal Protection Equipment

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LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2020 /CSRWire/ - Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) today announced it will donate two million medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to help health-care professionals, first responders and nonprofit organizations in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Pfizer and The Pfizer Foundation Donate $40 Million in Charitable Grants, Expand Product Access and Mobilize Colleagues to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • Building on Pfizer’s longstanding commitment to fight infectious diseases, grants will help address urgent needs of U.S. and global partners on the front lines of the pandemic 

  • Donations complement Pfizer’s COVID-19 R&D investments, as well as collective scientific and philanthropic contributions made by the biopharmaceutical industry

  • U.S. Patient Assistance Program and other programs respond to changing needs of patients and medical community

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  • Building on Pfizer’s longstanding commitment to fight infectious diseases, grants will help address urgent needs of U.S. and global partners on the front lines of the pandemic 

  • Donations complement Pfizer’s COVID-19 R&D investments, as well as collective scientific and philanthropic contributions made by the biopharmaceutical industry

  • U.S. Patient Assistance Program and other programs respond to changing needs of patients and medical community

Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

United Airlines Partners With New York City to Fly Medical Volunteers to Help in COVID-19 Fight

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NEW YORK, April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/-- United Airlines is partnering with New York City to provide free round-trip flights for medical volunteers who want to help in the frontline fight against the COVID-19 crisis. The airline is working closely with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and a network of medical volunteer organizations, including The Society of Critical Care Medicine, to coordinate travel for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals from across the country to help treat patients, in this time of unprecedented need.

These Organizations Were in the Community, Helping to Address Nutritional Needs in Baltimore

When the COVID-19 Outbreak Hit, That Community Was Behind Them to #inspireaction
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At a ceremony at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 2000 to celebrate what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 71st birthday, the late Coretta Scott King said, "The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."  

That spirit of a compassionate community helped several organizations dedicated to address food insecurity, among other needs, in Baltimore as the pandemic upended service models.    

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