As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, American Express India has pledged INR 9 Crores towards funds and organizations that are helping combat the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes the PM CARES fund and partnership with nonprofit organisations in areas of mobilizing essential supplies to the families, providing medical kits, feeding healthcare professionals as well as developing and providing protective gear.
Manoj Adlakha, SVP & CEO, American Express Banking Corp, India said, “While we are doing everything possible to keep our colleagues and their families safe, we are also constantly striving to make a positive contribution and meaningful connection with the communities in which we live and work. These grants will help provide protective equipment and feed people impacted, among other critical needs through various community welfare initiatives. In times like these, all we need is to come together to support the efforts of healthcare workers, NGOs and government organizations in this fight against COVID-19.”
CSR of American Express in India
American Express India has also partnered for an initiative called, ‘Hunger Heroes’ that will help distribute dry ration and essential supplies to the families of 10,000 food delivery riders, severely impacted by the pandemic. It will focus on mobilizing essential supplies to ride out the loss of income, while staying available to resume jobs when the situation gets better.
The proposed project would be implemented across India, with a specific focus in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities where e-commerce logistics and online food delivery services have been affected the most due to COVID:19 lockdown. All efforts have been complemented by partnering with NASSCOM Foundation for donation of 11,150 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits including N-95 Masks to the Hospitals in the National Capital Region.
Another partnership with Samhita is enabling us to procure PPE kits and other essentials for frontline healthcare & Sanitation workers and Isolation Kits/ beds for hospitals to support Health Infrastructure in National Capital Region, Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.
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