We have compiled information directly from our Advisory Council members and from their websites to highlight some of the measures being taken by our supporting companies to combat the COVID-19 virus. This list is being updated so check back for changes and additions.
Abbott has created a device called the m2000 which can test for COVID-19 in less than 5 minutes. The company pulled together a squad of “scientists from our infectious disease corps; from transfusion medicine, as well as molecular diagnostics, everybody pulling together, doing their part and then moving to manufacturing because you could have a test, but if you can’t manufacture it, it’s not going to be available to the public.” This is where the FDA lifting the regulatory roadblocks comes into play. In early March 2020 the FDA, addressing the crisis, gave emergency approval for COVID-19 diagnostic tests to Abbott and other companies. As of March 25, Abbott has shipped 150,000 tests to 18 states. Their goal is to be able to produce a million tests a week.
Abbott also launched of its third COVID-19 test, a lab-based serology blood test for the detection of the antibody, IgG, that identifies if a person has had the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Antibody testing is an important next step to tell if someone has been previously infected. It will provide more understanding of the virus, including how long antibodies stay in the body and if they provide immunity. This type of knowledge could help support the development of treatments and vaccines.
Altria has committed to provide over $1 million to the Coronavirus relief efforts including $500,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Richmond’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will support organizations addressing the physical and emotional needs of the Central Virginia community’s most vulnerable residents. They have also made a commitment to pay manufacturing employees their regular base wages during a temporary two-week suspension of certain plant operations, and evaluate additional pay continuation beyond that timeframe as needed.
More than 16,000 hotels across the country are coming together through AHLA’s Hospitality for Hope Initiative, in partnership with Health and Human Services and state and local public health agencies, to help local communities, healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines responding to the coronavirus crisis. The program is also expanding to assist GSA’s FedRooms program for first responders as well as the Office of Veterans Affairs to help find emergency housing for veterans.
To date thousands of hotels in hot spots and across the country have signed up to provide their support, including: 1,315 hotels in California, 1,043 hotels in Florida, 355 hotels in Louisiana, 415 hotels in Illinois, 1,366 hotels in Texas and 850 hotels in New York. Click here for a state by state breakdown of the number of hotels signed up.
As part of this initiative, the AHLA Foundation, AHLA’s charitable giving arm, is offering free resources to help industry employees continue their education during this difficult time including free hospitality management online courses, professional development scholarships for AHLA certifications and continuing education online programs.
On May 4 The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) introduced Safe Stay, an industry-wide, enhanced standard of health and safety protocols designed to prepare America’s hotels to safely welcome back guests and employees as the economy reopens.
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable giving organization focused on supporting health-related causes that enrich the global community, has committed $1 million to support communities, individuals and nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). In alignment with the Foundation’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of patient populations, the grant donations will be deployed to regional, national and global organizations focused on combatting the economic, psychosocial and health challenges resulting from the global pandemic.
To address some of the most immediate impacts from COVID-19, the Foundation has provided donations to the following organizations dedicated to building healthy communities, improving patient outcomes and ensuring the timely delivery of critical medications:
• Direct Relief ($250,000 grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation): Direct Relief provides essential medical resources for people affected by poverty and for communities impacted by emergencies. In the context of the coronavirus, Direct Relief has allocated emergency support to U.S. community health centers, which serve those among the most vulnerable populations. Direct Relief has also shipped protective gear to health organizations globally.
• Americares ($250,000 grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation): As a health-focused relief and development organization, Americares will be providing mental health and psychosocial support training to build the capacity of health professionals to identify and address patients’ mental health needs and help them manage their own stress and wellbeing. Given the current pressures on healthcare workers, Americares is developing interactive training webinars on COVID-19 specific mental health and psychosocial support topics to be disseminated across its network of 4,000 health centers and other health facilities. Americares is also providing personal protective equipment to frontline health workers and continues to provide essential primary care services at its clinics in Connecticut, Colombia and El Salvador.
• Healthcare Ready ($150,000 grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation): Healthcare Ready helps to strengthen healthcare supply chains through collaboration with public health and private sectors by addressing pressing issues before, during, and after disasters. The grant from the Foundation will help enable Healthcare Ready to offer its proprietary service, Rx Open Map, for free to the general public to track the status of pharmacies and dialysis centers across the country so that patients have information on possible closures before leaving their homes.
Apple has committed donations to the global COVID-19 response — both to help treat those who are sick and to help lessen the economic and community impacts of the pandemic — which have reached $15 million worldwide. They have agreed to match employee donations two-to-one to support COVID-19 response efforts.
Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. They’ve now sourced over 20 million masks through their supply chain. Their design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers.
The Biogen Foundation has committed $10 million to support global response efforts and communities around the world impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Biogen office employees have been mandated to work from home since March 6th.
Coca Cola is working with their plastic recycling partners to donate and transfer clean plastic to facilities that can create new masks for healthcare workers. Their Iowa factories are helping to produce hand sanitizer to donate. They are also awarding $13.5 million in grants to five nonprofit organizations working on the front lines of the U.S. and Canadian humanitarian response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coca Cola has donated over 740,000 beverages to support community organizations, food banks and frontline responders. They are donating hand sanitizer, wipes and other cleaning and disinfectant supplies to the Salvation Army.
As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced on April 27 it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.
Originally announced on March 13, Comcast made the following commitments that will now be extended into the summer:
No Disconnects and Waiving Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, or Xfinity Voice service, and we will waive late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams are available to offer flexible payment options or help find other solutions.
Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans to give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.
Internet Essentials: Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. We are extending our offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.
“These extended measures will continue to keep Americans safe and ensure that households are equipped for students to learn and stay informed at home as the nation copes with this unprecedented disruption to our daily lives,” said Dave Watson, Comcast Cable Chief Executive Officer. “Our services have never been more important, and we’re doing everything we can to keep people connected to the internet.”
Diageo has pledged to help make 8 million bottles of hand sanitizer by donating up to two million liters of alcohol. Working with national governments where they have distillation operations, as well as partnering with hand sanitizer manufacturers, the company is aiming to deliver sanitizer to frontline care workers as soon as possible.
The bar and restaurant community has been particularly hard hit by the current situation, with many facing extreme financial and personal uncertainty in the coming weeks and months. This is a group that has always been at the heart of Diageo’s business. To play its part in supporting them in their time of need, the company’s North America business has pledged more than $4 million of support to the bar and restaurant community, and frontline workers.
Over the next few weeks, Dunkin’ sampling vans will be visiting hospitals throughout the Northeast to distribute thousands of free cups of coffee and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats to health care workers, bringing a small moment of relief to their busy days.
To brighten the spirits of healthcare professionals, they have sent 4,000 pounds of Dunkin’ ground coffee, 2,000 boxes of Keurig® K-Cup pods and 23,000 Dunkin’ gift cards as part of special care packages to 85 hospitals across the country to-date, with more to come.
The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation activated $1.25 million in emergency grants for health and hunger relief organizations working on coronavirus relief. These grants will focus primarily on hunger relief efforts, including emergency food boxes and meal kits for families and children, backpacks for children displaced from school, as well as funding for food and water for families in shelters. This includes a $250,000 donation to the Boston Resiliency Fund which was established by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Facebook is ensuring everyone has access to accurate information and is removing harmful content, connecting people to credible information on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. They are investing $100 million in the news industry and supporting fact-checkers to identify misinformation regarding COVID-19. They are prohibiting exploitative tactics in ads and banning ads for medical face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and COVID-19 test kits.
Facebook is matching $20 million in donations to support COVID-19 relief efforts and donating $25 million to support healthcare workers on the front line They are investing $100 million in small businesses and making it easier for people to support their local businesses. They are supporting global health organizations with free ads and empowering partners with data and tools.
Farmers is temporarily pausing policy cancellations due to non-payment. They are also waving all late fees and extending policy renewal deadlines until May 1st.
With many small businesses struggling as a result of customers staying home, Farmers is providing additional relief to more than 115,000 of its business insurance customers under its Farmers Cares initiative. Business customers in the restaurant, office, retail and service sectors across the country will receive a 20% monthly credit on their Business Owners Policy (BOP) for the next two months on their upcoming premium notices.
• Mindful of the pandemic’s impact on customers, Farmers made adjustments to allow extra time for insureds to pay their policies. The organization temporarily paused cancellations, allowing customers more time to pay their premiums until May 1, 2020.
• Farmers temporarily modified its Farmers branded auto policies to extend a customer’s existing personal auto and motorcycle insurance coverages when delivery drivers use their personal automobile or motorcycle for the delivery of food, groceries, pharmacy and medical supplies.
• Farmers is providing continuing support to local non-profit organizations that are responding with community-based COVID-19 initiatives. Here are just two example of their community-based initiatives:
Farmers donates protective masks to LA firefighters
Farmers support for Hawai‘i Pacific Health
Dialysis is life-sustaining and not optional for patients living with kidney failure, so FMCNA began preparation in January by ordering extra supplies and conducting tabletop pandemic exercises. In order to help protect employees, patients, and physicians, the company aggressively implemented safety measures in their clinics starting on February 14, including screening all patients and staff. Across all of their dialysis clinics, patients are required to wear masks, and employees and physicians are required to wear full personal protective equipment. These actions greatly reduced close contact among patients and staff at a very early stage in the response to COVID-19. The company also rolled out an expanded telehealth platform to support social distancing for both home and in-center patients.
In an effort to not overwhelm hospitals as the prevalence rate surged, FMCNA established isolation shifts and designated isolation clinics so patients who are mildly symptomatic can receive dialysis at one of these locations and be referred for testing without an emergency room referral. Isolation remains in effect until an absence of infection is documented. The company also announced a collaboration with other dialysis providers to create additional isolation clinic capacity.
FMCNA has provided childcare stipends and supplemental pay to support direct patient care staff. Dozens of nurses and patient technicians have also volunteered to travel to hospitals where there has been a high demand for dialysis expertise due to a rise in acute kidney injury from COVID-19. The company has rushed supplies to hospitals in need and created a national reserve to provide additional dialysis machines for the nation’s hospitals during this unprecedented crisis.
GSK is making their vaccine adjuvant technology available to scientists and organizations working on promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates. They are also collaborating with Vir Biotechnology to use Vir’s monoclonal antibody platform technology to accelerate existing and identify new antiviral antibodies that could be used as therapeutic or preventative options for COVID-19.
GSK is donating $10 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, created by the UN Foundation and WHO, to support WHO and partners to prevent, detect, and manage the pandemic, particularly where the needs are the greatest. GSK has also initiated new volunteering processes for people working at the company, to enable those with medical expertise to provide support to frontline health workers.
Google has mobilized location-tracking data to help public health experts monitor the spread of COVID-19. These charts track mobility in areas to help public health experts track COVID-19 impacts. They are working with The White House and supporting institutions to develop new text and data mining techniques to examine the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), the most extensive machine-readable coronavirus literature collection to date.
Providing for customers Google has made the advanced features in Google Meet free to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally. They are offering their portfolio of Google Cloud learning resources, including their extensive catalog of training courses, hands-on labs on Qwiklabs, and interactive Cloud OnAir webinars at no cost until April 30. This will help people gain skills into Google services. They are providing $20 million in Google Cloud credits to academic institutions and research organizations as they study potential therapies and vaccines, track critical data, and identify new ways to combat COVID-19.
The Home Depot is donating millions of dollars in personal protective equipment (PPE) and other products and prioritizing fulfillment to hospitals, healthcare providers and first responders. The Home Depot voluntarily froze pricing nationwide across product categories in high demand due to COVID-19. They also executed a “Stop-Sale” on all N95 masks in stores and at HomeDepot.com and redirected all shipments to be donated to hospitals, healthcare providers and first responders around the country. They have been marshalling the resources of their merchandising and supply chain teams to globally source quality products and expedite the availability of needed items.
Intuit is putting an investment of more than $8 million to work through four initiatives:
•Intuit QuickBooks is teaming up with GoFundMe to create a Small Business Relief Initiative to help small businesses raise money to overcome the challenges caused by COVID-19. Through this initiative, small businesses can create a fundraiser on the GoFundMe platform where they are able to share their story with the public and request financial support to help cover employee-related and business expenses. Intuit will provide funds to go directly to small businesses as part of the relief initiative. Small businesses can search the relief fund site and donate directly as well.
•Intuit is helping QuickBooks Capital customers with upcoming payments and access to funds. Customers who, due to hardship from this pandemic, are struggling to make their loan payment, can receive up to an 8-week deferral on loan payments with no interest charged.
•QuickBooks Payments customers can get access to cash more quickly with their QuickBooks Instant Deposit offering which makes cash available on the same day. They’ll soon be launching a free version of the service that will save customers up to $3 million in fees and provide them with access up to a total of $300 million of their payments funds instantly.
•Intuit is donating funds to the United Nations COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, through their We Care and Give Back Program, Intuit is matching employee donations 2:1 for 15 non-profits in 6 countries around the world.
By partnering with the U.S. government and leveraging their platform capabilities, Intuit has launched three new offerings – Intuit Aid Assist, QuickBooks Capital for Paycheck Protection Program, and TurboTax Stimulus Registration – to help consumers and small businesses better understand and potentially access billions of dollars through the recently passed federal aid and relief programs.
Intuit has applied our artificial intelligence and rapid innovation capabilities to help Americans navigate these offerings and get access to the money they need quickly.
• Intuit Aid Assist – a free website with an interactive tool to help small business owners and the self-employed in the U.S. assess potential eligibility for financial relief under the CARES Act, along with a calculator that will help estimate how much they qualify for and how much of a potential loan will be forgiven.
• QuickBooks Capital – QuickBooks Capital is a non-bank SBA-approved lender for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). QuickBooks Capital will be able to simplify, automate and expedite the PPP application process.
• TurboTax Stimulus Registration – a free product designed to help the more than 10 million Americans not required to file a tax return get their stimulus money fast.
Johnson & Johnson has selected a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which is expected to go into clinical trials by September 2020. The company anticipates the first batches of a COVID-19 vaccine could be available for emergency use authorization in early 2021.
Through the rapid scaling of the company’s manufacturing capacity, including establishing new U.S. vaccine manufacturing capabilities, their goal is to provide a global supply of more than one billion doses of a vaccine worldwide.
Johnson & Johnson is donating $50M for immediate COVID-19 response, primarily focused on supporting frontline health workers.
They have also launched a groundbreaking eight-week series, “The Road to a Vaccine,” that explores the COVID-19 crisis and the global efforts to develop a vaccine candidate. Go to jnj.com to explore the series.
To help support U.S. small businesses through this crisis, Mastercard announced a commitment of $250 million over five years to support small businesses in the United States and other markets where they operate. They have also contributed to many food banks and have donated 25,000 respirator masks to New York City hospitals.
NCTA – The Internet and Television Association
NCTA member companies are providing over $100 million in public service advertising through June to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and educate consumers about the impact of the pandemic. Cable operators’ efforts include: opening Wi-Fi hotspots, pausing data plans, expanding internet access for low-income families and more.
McDonald’s is in every community across the country, and we are proud to continue safety serving our neighbors and heroes as we collectively navigate the COVID-19 crisis. We continue to offer convenient, contactless ways for customers to enjoy meals through drive-thru, carry out, McDelivery, and Mobile Order & Pay with our app.
Inspired by the heroes we serve, beginning Wednesday, April 22 through Tuesday, May 5, first responders and healthcare workers in the U.S. will be able to receive a free “Thank You Meal” day or night, via carry out and drive thru, at participating McDonald’s locations by simply showing a work badge or showing up in uniform.
In addition to the 1 million N-95 masks and $1 million donated to our home state of Illinois, across the country, McDonald’s is giving back the communities it proudly serves. On April 9, McDonald’s donated $3.1 million dollars in food which included nearly 3 million total pounds of food – including dairy products, produce, fruit and bakery items, and more than 1 million pounds of 100% USDA-inspected beef. These critically needed food supplies will be distributed via local charities and food banks to children and families in need. And every day, McDonald’s small business men and women are going the extra mile to support their communities. You can find their stories here.
Beer distributors are playing an essential role in transporting goods during this crisis. These local businesses are using their logistics expertise and transportation capacity to move more than just beer. They’re working with state and local governments to get important medical supplies to health care workers and they’ve used their temperature-controlled trucks to help grocery stores replenish shelves with crucial supplies like eggs, milk and produce.
As family-owned, Main Street businesses, beer distributors are committed to coming to the aid of their communities in difficult times. They are donating resources to help those on the frontlines, as well as those affected by the crisis: food and water to police, fire fighters and health care workers; refrigerated trucks for local food drives; funds to nonprofit organizations that support bar and restaurant workers; and even expired beer to be recycled into hand sanitizer. At the same time, beer distributors continue to work daily to keep the shelves stocked at grocery stores and other retailer partners with a range of non-alcoholic beverages beyond beer. See all the ways that beer distributors are #deliveringmore during this difficult time here.
Novartis has made a commitment to donate up to 130 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to support the global COVID-19 pandemic response and the Novartis COVID-19 Response Fund will provide $20 million to support communities around the world most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. They are also assessing whether Novartis medicines could be repurposed to treat patients with coronavirus infection.
Novo Nordisk scientists are working in research & development laboratories adapted to boost Denmark’s COVID-19 testing capacity. They are donating essential equipment including masks and gloves and recently provided 20 tonnes of alcohol to replenish stocks of hand sanitizers in hospitals. Novo Nordisk Foundation has also made more than $7 million USD available to fight COVID-19 in Denmark.
Pernod Ricard USA is producing hand sanitizer at its manufacturing sites in Texas, Kentucky and West Virginia and donating bottles to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Before transitioning their production facilities to producing hand sanitizer, they donated more than 18,000 gallons of pure alcohol to companies producing hand sanitizer in France.
PCMA is working with pharmacies to make it easier for patients to receive their medicines at home by waiving delivery fees, allowing pharmacists to service their regular patients at home and assisting with mail delivery.
In order to better protect pharmacists and patients, PCMA is allowing pharmacists to write COVID-19 in the signature box and allowing pharmacists to confirm delivery by text, email or phone instead of a signature.
In these unprecedented times, America’s biopharmaceutical companies are coming together to achieve one shared goal: beating COVID-19. We are dedicating our top scientists and using our investments in new technologies to speed the development of safe and effective vaccines. Find out more about what the industry is doing to combat COVID-19 here: https://phrma.org/coronavirus. While America’s biopharmaceutical companies are working around the clock to develop a treatment for COVID-19, companies are also expanding efforts to help patients access other medicines they need. PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool was built to connect patients with resources that may help lower out-of-pocket costs.
The Recording Industry Association of America is working with a broad section of the music community and to launch a website (musiccovidrelief.com) to provide resources available to the music community across the country. Specifically, the site helps music professionals access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act and the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act”.
US bio-tech subsidiary, Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), is developing a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and is now in pre-clinical testing. If testing goes well, the hope is that with the right partners and support from government agencies, between 1 and 3 million doses of the vaccine could be manufactured per week, beginning in June. While KBP remains a commercial operation, the intention is that its work around the Covid-19 vaccine project will be carried out on a not for profit basis.
Many P&G products are key to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 around the world, particularly those that are used daily for cleaning and sanitizing homes, businesses and places like healthcare and assisted-living facilities. Other P&G products are critical for helping consumers maintain proper hygiene, personal health and healthy home environments.
Everyone at P&G is working diligently to maintain the production, distribution and availability of all their brands, not only for consumers but also for the comfort and confidence of the medical professionals and first responders who are on the front line of the battle against COVID-19.
Beyond their brands, they have a long history of supporting communities in times of need — and are answering the call to do even more. They are stepping up to provide much needed product donations and financial support. P&G’s contributions of product and in-kind support now exceed $15 million and will continue to increase as they work with communities around the world to understand how they can best serve them.
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines global business unit of Sanofi, is leveraging previous development work for a SARS vaccine as part of their goal to unlock a fast path forward for developing a COVID-19 vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur and Translate Bio, a clinical-stage messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics company, are collaborating to develop a novel mRNA vaccine for COVID-19.
SAS is making a portion of their database free so that companies can visualize, manipulate and model coronavirus outbreak data so they can quickly understand the impact to their organization. They are also providing free learning subscriptions for e-learners to utilize their databases and systems.
State Farm is allowing customers to call in and get financial support regarding their bills during this time. They are also donating to many nonprofits and they have a gift match program with their employees, meaning any amount an employee donates, they will match.
In an effort to support their community during these challenging times, Softbank Group is pleased to announce they have purchased and donated 1.4 million n95 certified protective masks to those on the front lines testing, preventing, and treating the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New York State.
T-Mobile is giving up to $500,000 to Feeding America through T-Mobile Tuesdays, a program that thanks customers with exclusive offers every Tuesday. The T-Mobile Foundation is giving $100,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund.
All T-Mobile customers as of March 13, 2020, who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days. They are currently offering free international calling for all T‑Mobile and Metro customers. They are increasing the data allowance for free to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning program up to 20 GB a month.
Verizon will waive any late fees residential or small business customers may incur because of the economic circumstances related to the coronavirus. And they will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to hardships caused by the coronavirus.
Visa Foundation has committed $210 million to support small and micro businesses and immediate COVID-19 Emergency Relief. The first program of $10 million is designated for immediate emergency relief to support charitable organizations on the frontlines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as public health and food relief, in each of the five geographic regions in which Visa operates.. The second program is a five-year, strategic $200 million commitment to support small and micro businesses around the world, with a focus on fostering women’s economic advancement.
Vistra Energy has donated $2 million to non-profit organizations and social service agencies, providing direct relief for people with critical needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in the communities it serves. These non-profits and agencies include: TXU Energy Aid, Ambit Cares and United Way.
Walmart is providing cash bonuses to all hourly associates and accelerating the company first quarter bonus for all hourly associates. They are waiving their fee to telehealth visits that are a part of Walmart’s health plan. Associates required to quarantine by a government agency or by Walmart, will receive up to two weeks of pay. Associates who contract COVID-19 will receive at least two weeks of pay and additional pay replacement possibly up to 26 weeks.
Wells Fargo is offering fee waivers, payment deferrals and other expanded assistance for credit card, auto, mortgage, small business and other personal lending customers who contact us, with more than 1 million customers helped as of the end of April. The company has also temporarily halted all foreclosure-related activity and evictions for customers with loans we hold in our portfolio.
We’re making additional cash payments for employees whose roles require they come into the office. We’re also providing a special one-time cash award to approximately 170,000 employees to recognize their focus and dedication to the company in 2019. Combined, this could equate up to $1,600 for certain qualifying employees.
The company has also extended child care for eligible U.S. employees with children under 13, including a $100 per day reimbursement for eligible employees seeking child care through their own personal networks for up to 40 days, expiring at the end of May.
The Wells Fargo Foundation is donating $175 million to help address food shortages, public health needs, small business stability, and housing security for the most vulnerable populations. This includes a $1 million grant to Feeding America to support their 200 member food banks as they work to feed people during this time of crisis, and a $10 million donation to the WE Care Fund to help their employees access assistance when necessary.
The Wine Institute has compiled a list of state and national relief efforts that are supporting hospitality workers who have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help raise money for them.