Caritas of Waco Receives $54,000 Donation from Ferrovial and Webber to help meet increased demand due to COVID-19

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The donation will be used to purchase healthy food, provide assistance in paying utilities, rent or mortgage payments, purchasing prescription medications and emergency gasoline vouchers.

Ferrovial and its US subsidiaries, Cintra, Ferrovial Construction and Webber, announced that they have donated $54,000 to Caritas of Waco amid increased demands due to COVID-19.

“Webber’s largest hard-bid construction project is in Waco, where our local employees are active members of the community. While COVID-19 has forced us to adapt to changing working conditions, we have been blessed to be in an industry that is able to continue working. This donation will help those in the Waco community that have not been as fortunate by providing meals and other much needed services.”

Caritas of Waco is a non-profit organization that works to combat the hunger and poverty crisis in Waco’s community. For 51 years, the organization has served seven counties, offering urgent assistance in food, clothing, household items, utility assistance, prescription medication assistance, rent and mortgage assistance.

“Caritas of Waco is honored to be a recipient of this very generous donation from Webber and the Ferrovial Juntos COVID-19 Fund. In addition to purchasing healthy food, these funds will be used to provide our clients assistance in paying utilities, rent or mortgage payments, purchasing prescription medications and emergency gasoline vouchers. A small portion will be used to cover operating expenses that have increased during this unprecedented time. As we continue to serve an increased number of families, we are so very grateful for the support of Webber and their partnership as we strive to eliminate some of the stress being felt by so many in our community.”

This donation is part of a larger fundraising campaign, “Ferrovial Together COVID-19,” created by Ferrovial, to support vulnerable groups and those at risk of exclusion as a result of the current health crisis. The company has made an initial contribution of five million euros and will match donations up to an additional five million euros for a total of 10 million euros.

In Texas, the company has also donated more than $400,000 to food assistance programs to help with the increased needs in the communities we serve – including Houston Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank, West Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. In addition, the company has donated $162,000 to Baylor College of Medicine to assist with their COVID-19 research efforts and $100,000 to the to the OneStar Foundation’s Texas COVID Relief Fund to assist with recovery efforts in Texas.

In the United States, the company is committing $1.2 million to pandemic recovery efforts and medical research across the health administration, hospitals, universities, research and development centers, and NGOs in a series of specific projects. These projects will focus on the acquisition of medical supplies and medical equipment and the investigation of pharmacological solutions or vaccines to combat the effects of the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus.

These donations are a part of the initial distribution from the fund, amounting to €3.47 million, to institutions fighting the pandemic in the social, healthcare and research fields in the United States, Spain a the United Kingdom.

For more information about the “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund, please visit


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