O-I Foundation Gifts $50k to Facilitate COVID-19 Vaccine Access in the Region
PERRYSBURG, OH, April 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – O-I Glass, Inc. (NYSE: O-I) announced today that it has gifted $50k to the Victory Over COVID-19 Through Vaccination (VProject) through its O-I Charitable Foundation. As Northwest Ohio prepares to enter Phase 1B for vaccine distribution, the VProject is engaging more than 250 community leaders to ensure vaccine access and information to all populations represented in the area.
Through the formation of committees, the VProject coordinates the logistics, education and communications to remove barriers for vaccine distribution. O-I is supporting the VProject in its goal to ensure that more than 70 percent of the population in Lucas and Wood Counties are vaccinated against COVID-19.
“O-I and its foundation are committed to taking an active role in the communities where we live and work,” said Andres Lopez, CEO of O-I Glass, Inc. “The VProject is an important initiative to raise vaccine awareness in Northwest Ohio and promote inoculation. We are proud to kickoff fundraising efforts with a gift of $50,000. We look forward to continued collaboration with other community leaders to help move this project forward and support its mission to build knowledge and trust in the vaccine.”
The O-I Charities Foundation was established in 1937 to support charitable donations in the United States in the areas of education, the environment, social need and arts and culture. The Foundation annually donates more than $1.5 million to charities along with numerous grant programs. It also matches employee giving and provides longer-term investments in areas where the company can support broad movements for social change.
At O-I Glass, Inc. (NYSE: OI), we love glass and we’re proud to make more of it than any other glass bottle or jar producer in the world. We love that it’s beautiful, pure and completely recyclable. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, we are the preferred partner for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands. Working hand and hand with our customers, we give our passion and expertise to make their bottles iconic and help build their brands around the world. With more than 25,500 people at 72 plants in 20 countries, O-I has a global impact, achieving revenues of $6.7 billion in 2019. For more information, visit o-i.com.
The VProject is an area-wide initiative to educate, motivate, and vaccinate the entire Northwest Ohio corridor to dramatically slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To accomplish this, leaders from industry, government, non-profit, health care, education, and religious organizations have united in this unprecedented effort to effectively mobilize our community. To learn more about VProject, visit vproject.org.