Waymo, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Make Donations to Support Coronavirus Relief Effort

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Waymo has contributed $100,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund, providing support to organizations working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has donated $50,000 to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund.

“Every donation to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund will go to help those most in need — whether it’s our doctors and nurses caring for patients or families and individuals now facing economic hardship,” said Governor Ducey. “The support of Arizona’s private-sector and nonprofit partners is more important than ever, and I’m grateful to Waymo for stepping up and leading by example.”

The fund, established as part of the Arizona Together initiative, provides financial support to organizations working to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, including funding of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical personnel; supporting non-profit organizations that help vulnerable Arizonans through food banks, homeless shelters, domestic violence facilities and other services; and expanding technology access for low-income students to help them transition to online learning.

“Arizona is a home to Waymo and, during this difficult time, we’re committed to helping protect and support local health care workers and food banks providing vital services to our communities,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik. “Waymo is proud to support Governor Ducey’s Arizona Together effort to ensure Arizonans emerge safely from this pandemic.”

“We have a strong commitment, and a responsibility, to Arizona communities across the state,” said Pam Kehaly, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. “Arizona is resilient, and the more the community pulls together and supports each other, the faster we can heal.”

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has also supported the COVID-19 relief effort through various donations of PPE, including providing nearly 1,000 N95 masks to the Arizona Department of Health Services and donating face masks to Arizona food banks, school districts and grocery stores. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has also partnered with charitable organizations to provide food for seniors, individuals experiencing homelessness and families in need.

Other contributions to the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund include a $5 million gift from the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation; $1 million from Michael Bidwill, Chairman and President of the Arizona Cardinals; and contributions from Southwest Gas and Arizona Public Service (APS). To date, the Fund has collected more than $6 million.

Individuals and organizations interested in supporting the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund can learn more about how to contribute at ArizonaTogether.org. Organizations in need of financial support for programs that are supporting Arizonans during the COVID-19 outbreak can also submit their initial requests on the website.

Speak Your Mind

In Business Dailies

Sign up for a complimentary year of In Business Dailies with a bonus Digital Subscription of In Business Magazine delivered to your inbox each month!

  • Get the day’s Top Stories
  • Relevant In-depth Articles
  • Daily Offers
  • Coming Events