Bank of America Offers Extra Than 140,000 Face Masks to Underserved Communities in Atlanta
Firm companions with 14 native organizations to make sure most heavily-impacted
Atlanta communities can entry urgently wanted sources
ATLANTA – Bank of America is partnering with 14 native organizations — together with Morehouse Faculty of Drugs and Atlanta Public Faculties — to supply private protecting gear, together with 146,000 masks. In metro Atlanta, which skilled a rise within the variety of coronavirus circumstances, Bank of America has been working with native companions to supply sources to susceptible and underserved communities hit hardest by the coronavirus.
This donation is a part of a nationwide effort by Bank of America to instantly distribute practically 4 million PPE masks to communities disproportionally impacted by the coronavirus, together with communities of coloration, and is linked to its $1 billion, four-year dedication of extra assist to assist native communities deal with financial and racial inequality accelerated by a worldwide pandemic. That is along with the 4 million masks the corporate donated earlier this yr in cities throughout the nation.
“The health and safety of our employees, clients and communities remain our top priority during this health and humanitarian crisis,” stated Wendy Stewart, Atlanta market president for Bank of America. “In addition to providing virus relief grants to 28 Atlanta nonprofits, we are committed to helping slow the spread of the virus by working with local partners to identify and distribute personal protective equipment to those in the most vulnerable populations, including low- to moderate-income communities, communities of color, and frontline workers at schools and health centers.”
In March, Bank of America dedicated $100 million in philanthropic grants to native organizations all through the nation, with a direct deal with well being and humanitarian wants, equivalent to meals insecurity, medical response capability, and assist of susceptible populations. Since then, practically $1.6 million in funding has been distributed to organizations in Atlanta, together with a $500,000 grant to Grady Well being System to extend acute affected person care capability and increase its testing program.