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Changing Operations to Meet Coronavirus Demands

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With every day bringing new and more complex coronavirus challenges, we are all still determining the best way to move forward. And while there is no clear roadmap to successful navigation, there are things business can do now to help, when our community and the world need it most. Here, we’ve rounded up examples of how companies are changing their business operations to provide products and services to help during this growing crisis:

America's Charities Coronavirus Response Fund

America's Charities Partners with Feeding America and PATH to meet immediate needs in the US and prevent/prepare for future disease outbreaks
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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.    

Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is Not a Surprise

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To combat COVID-19’s impact on communities now, and prevent and prepare for similar outbreaks in the future, America’s Charities has partnered with Feeding America and PATH. This guest post from PATH (originally published here) demonstrates some of the ways PATH is responding to COVID-19 and learning from it to prevent similar outbreaks from happening again. Learn more about PATH’s work at www.PATH.org.

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To combat COVID-19’s impact on communities now, and prevent and prepare for similar outbreaks in the future, America’s Charities has partnered with Feeding America and PATH. This guest post from PATH (originally published here) demonstrates some of the ways PATH is responding to COVID-19 and learning from it to prevent similar outbreaks from happening again. Learn more about PATH’s work at www.PATH.org.

Novartis and the Novartis US Foundation Establish USD 5 Million US COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Funding and in-kind donations to support local initiatives and communities in the US impacted by the outbreak
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  • Funding and in-kind donations to support local initiatives and communities in the US impacted by the outbreak
  • First grants to focus on immediate need for digital tools and frontline medical organization needs:
    • USD 250,000 grant to the Commons Project for development of COVIDcheck, a free public digital health service under development with global, national, state and local public health authorities
    • USD 125,000 grants to each Americares and Direct Relief to support US safety net clinics
  • US COVID-19 Community Response Fund builds on other Novartis global initiatives to respond to the pandemic, including a USD 20 million Global Response Fund, commitment to donate up to 130 million doses of hydroxychloroquine globally, and participation in industry-wide R&D collaboration with, among others, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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  • Funding and in-kind donations to support local initiatives and communities in the US impacted by the outbreak
  • First grants to focus on immediate need for digital tools and frontline medical organization needs:
    • USD 250,000 grant to the Commons Project for development of COVIDcheck, a free public digital health service under development with global, national, state and local public health authorities
    • USD 125,000 grants to each Americares and Direct Relief to support US safety net clinics
  • US COVID-19 Community Response Fund builds on other Novartis global initiatives to respond to the pandemic, including a USD 20 million Global Response Fund, commitment to donate up to 130 million doses of hydroxychloroquine globally, and participation in industry-wide R&D collaboration with, among others, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

PNC Announces Support of Coronavirus Relief Efforts

A $30 million pledge to address hardship in communities during pandemic
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PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) today announced $30 million in charitable support of coronavirus relief efforts, primarily directed toward basic needs and hardship relief programs across the markets in which PNC operates.

FedEx Custom Critical Delivers Bagged Lunches for 120,000 Students

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When Richard Smith, FedEx Express Regional President and Executive Vice President, U.S. Domestic and U.S. International, received a request from Ron Redwing, President and CEO of Redwing Group, LLC., for a temperature-controlled truck to transport lunches for students in Memphis, he called on FedEx Custom Critical to find a solution.

What Can We Learn From Early Corporate Responses to COVID-19?

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On March 30,  business leaders from 3M, Truist Foundation, and Walmart shared with FSG co-CEO Greg Hills what they are learning as they lead their organizations in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Our latest blog, by associate director Lakshmi Iyer, shares five practical lessons gained during the webinar.

Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International Partner to Create Medical Gowns

The companies are beginning production of medical isolation gowns and protective face shields to meet the needs of healthcare providers at area medical facilities
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CALHOUN, Ga., April 3, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries and Fabric Sources International (FSI) are combining resources to address urgent medical supply needs at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Ga. and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Using fabric provided by FSI, Mohawk Home’s Dalton-based rug manufacturing facility is providing industrial sewing equipment for their skilled employees to produce vitally needed medical protective gear for doctors, nurses and other care providers.

IWBI to Lower WELL AP Exam Registration Fees Through 2020 to Help Build the Knowledge and Capacity the Market Will Need When We Go Back to Our Places of Business

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NEW YORK – April 2, 2020 /3BL Media/– The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) announced today that through 2020, it is lowering the cost of registration to pursue its popular WELL AP credential by over 50 percent, to $299US.  Students as well as individuals who are out of work or who have lost their jobs and are looking for a way to differentiate themselves as they re-enter the job market, will be charged only $99US, with IWBI covering the difference.

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