Verizon has today announced a $2.5 million grant to be shared across a group of international countries and charities offering healthcare support and food relief.
“We continue to see the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our employees and their communities all around the world,” said Tami Erwin, Verizon Business CEO. “We are a global company, with customers in over 150 countries worldwide, and stand in solidarity with our entire global team at this difficult time. Our employees are already doing amazing work in their local communities supporting relief efforts. We hope these donations will help provide additional resources and care for those who need it most.”
The charities receiving grants include: The Red Cross in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom; along with food banks in each of those countries.
Verizon recently donated $3 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), in addition to a previous $2 million donation, as part of a partnership with Global Citizen’s “One World: Together At Home” global broadcast special to help aid healthcare workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Verizon’s total COVID-19 crisis commitment now stands at over $50 million in contributions and donations to nonprofits around the globe.