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LAFC Partners Lend Community Helping Hand In Response To COVID-19

*UPDATED AS OF 5/21/20

If there is one bright spot from everything we're facing right now, it has to be the collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even as people are keeping indoors and complying with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's "Safer At Home" order, they are still finding ways to help those in need and those at risk helping to fight the spread of the virus. LAFC is proud to partner with a group of companies helping the city of Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.

Here's how LAFC partners are helping in our communities:

 

adidas

 

Banc Of California

 

Beam Suntory

 

BODYARMOR

  • BODYARMOR and Kaiser Permanente collaborate to keep health care workers hydrated and energized during these unprecedented times. BODYARMOR donated more than 12,000 bottles that will be distributed to several Kaiser Permanente medical centers in the Los Angeles area.

 

Califa Farms

 

Captain Morgan / Diageo

  • Donating up to two million liters of alcohol to manufacturing partners.
  • The world’s leading distiller will provide Grain Neutral Spirit (GNS) – a 96% strength ethyl alcohol used primarily in production of vodka and gin – and make it available at no cost to hand sanitizer producers in multiple countries, to help overcome shortages in healthcare systems.
  • Enabling the production of more than eight million 250ml bottles of hand sanitizer.

 

Clif Bar

  • Clif Bar & Company is donating CLIF, LUNA, and CLIF KID Bars to multiple food banks and other nonprofit partners.
  • Three million bars are being readied to ship to regions and populations with the greatest need.

 

Coca-Cola/Reyes Bottling

  • Donated $5 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funding to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support the organization’s commitment to youth and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Delta

 

Dole

  • Working with Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen to distribute food to kids and those in need across the country.

 

Ford

  • Working in partnership with GE and 3M to produce face shields and masks for healthcare workers, first responders, and patients.
  • Announced a 6-month payment relief where they will defer 3 payments, and make 3 payments for customers that purchase new Ford vehicles. They also offer home delivery.
  • This month at the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant in Michigan, Ford is producing a ventilator with GE Healthcare leveraging the design of Airon Corporation’s FDA-cleared ventilator with a target production of 50,000 units in the next 100 days. The ventilator is designed to operate on air pressure without electricity, making it a versatile solution to help those fighting COVID-19.

 

Kaiser Permanente

  • Kaiser Permanente has made a $1 million contribution to both the CDC Foundation collaboration to help spread best practices based on evidence and data, as well as to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council to increase capacity for preventing and treating cases of COVID-19 within the nation’s homeless population.
  • Kaiser Permanente is a partner with Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s L.A. Protects, having provided the specifications for a non-medical mask that is being open-sourced to the public.
  • Kaiser Permanente and BODYARMOR collaborate to keep health care workers hydrated and energized during these unprecedented times. BODYARMOR donated more than 12,000 bottles that will be distributed to several Kaiser Permanente medical centers in the Los Angeles area.

 

LA Department Of Power & Water

  • LADWP is committed to helping customers stay safer at home. We continue to work 24/7 to keep your power on and water flowing. Our team members are essential city workers continuing to work hard while taking safety measures.
  • L.A.'s tap water remains safe to drink and there is no need to stock up on bottled water. The coronavirus does not affect your drinking water.
  • If you need help paying your bill, we can help.
  • We will not shut off your water and power for non-payment.
  • Our crews will respond to water and power outages. Call us to report an outage or go online.

 

Lyft

  • Actively expanding services to create new opportunities for drivers, facilitate rides for those in need, and help distribute essential goods.
  • Supporting the delivery of medical supplies and providing access to necessary medical transportation, especially for low-income individuals.
  • Activated LyftUp to donate tens of thousands of rides to those with essential transportation needs — especially for families and children, low-income seniors, doctors, and nurses. Working with new and existing partners on this initiative including United Way, World Central Kitchen, and Team Rubicon.

 

Melissa's Produce

  • Melissa’s has partnered with nonprofits to provide 80,000 meals to members of our communities who have been directly or indirectly affected by Coronavirus.
  • Melissa’s has donated 45,000 pounds of fresh produce to disaster relief efforts.
  • Financial and product donations have been made to various organizations including: American Red Cross, Mayors Fund for LA, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Pasadena Unified School District, GV Christian School and Church, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, The Store Nashville, Bob Hope USO, City of Vernon Police & Fire, and Anaheim Police & Fire.
  • Melissa’s has made a commitment to their workforce by providing job security and remote access, so that Melissa’s can better serve and continue to support our communities.
  • Weekly care packages containing groceries and associate lunches are provided to Melissa’s on-site essential workers during this time.

 

Metro

 

Panda Express

  • Panda Express has created a COVID-19 Community Care Fund to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to select hospitals in need so they are best equipped to care for their communities. All guest donations starting March 25 will be put towards additional PPE, such as respirator masks, face shields, and gowns, to help other hospitals in highly affected areas.
  • Panda Cares has donated a total of $2 million worth of surgical and respirator masks as well as gloves to protect patients and healthcare workers at hospitals in COVID-19 hotbeds, such as Southern and Northern California.
  • Partnered with Feeding America by contributing $2M to their efforts to ensure no family goes hungry.

 

Power Crunch

  • Donated 70 cases (5,040 full-size Power Crunch Bars) to benefit the LA Unified School District's Grab & Go program. 

 

San Manuel Casino

  • San Manuel Casino has partnered with SAC Health System in San Bernardino to provide meals for their medical staff during this current medical crisis. San Manuel Casino may be closed, but every Thursday this month the Culinary Team is preparing 350 hot meals to ensure these medical professionals are well-fed.
  • San Manuel Casino has partnered with local organizations, Highland Senior Center and Mary's Mercy Center, to feed under-served populations in our community who are at risk during this pandemic. Over the next 2 weeks, the San Manuel Culinary team will prepare more than a thousand meals. Special thanks to their friends at East Valley Water District for delivering and distributing the meals to the Highland Senior Center.
  • They are proud to partner with Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino to distribute food to more than 5,000 people. Over 1,000 cars came through and all 41,000lbs they donated was distributed within three hours.

 

Target

  • Target has introduced and expanded dedicated shopping time for their most vulnerable guests, making the first hour that stores are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays available for those over 65 years old, pregnant women and those defined by the CDC as vulnerable or at-risk. To confirm local store opening times, visit Target.com/store-locator.

 

University Of Phoenix

 

Verizon

  • Supporting communities through a combined $18 million donation to nonprofits directed at supporting students, healthcare first responders, and small businesses, including No Kid Hungry, the American Red Cross, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) COVID-19 Response Fund, Direct Relief, the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund in support of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s global response, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).
  • Supporting students and teachers in its Verizon Innovative Learning program by tripling their data allowances. Additional connectivity includes all tablets and laptops within the program and upgrades data plans from 10GB/month to 30GB/month through June 30.
  • The data increase will impact up to 116,000 students and teachers within Verizon Innovative Learning schools and help provide increased access to remote instruction as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect school operations.
  • Allocating 15 gigabytes of 4G LTE data to each of its wireless customers free of charge through the end of April.
  • Announced a digital entertainment series that will provide a platform that benefits small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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