Verizon is providing support to first responders through a combined $5 million contribution to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund and Direct Relief, both centered on supporting healthcare workers on the front lines.
The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund focuses on local nonprofit and social organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and provides support to healthcare workers and vulnerable populations, including those in quarantine. Verizon’s grant will help support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected by COVID-19 and for the first responders.
Verizon’s donation to Direct Relief will help provide personal protective equipment and other critical-care equipment to healthcare workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19). In the U.S., Direct Relief is delivering protective masks – along with exam gloves and isolation gowns – to health care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases.