FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Ferrovial, the parent corporation of Cintra and Ferrovial Construction, has announced the donation of more than $67,000 to the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) in Fort Worth. The donation is designated to assist with efforts to provide resources and food during the COVID-19 crisis.
Our employees that work for the TEXpress projects live, work and play throughout the North Texas region and we are committed to helping our communities and neighbors who are most in need right now.
Serving one million meals a week to hungry families in 13 North Texas counties, we certainly know the importance of infrastructure to our logistics. That’s physical, like good roads for our trucks to drive on, but also the support of donors like North Tarrant Express. And never has this been so important than during this national crisis as we scale up to meet soaring hunger.
This donation is part of a larger fundraising campaign, Ferrovial Together COVID-19, created by our parent company, Ferrovial, to support vulnerable groups or 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.
We not only want to use our resources and access to innovation to help solve the crisis in the long run, but also to provide substantial support to those who need it most in the here and now.
In the United States, the company has currently donated over $540,000 to food banks and education foundations in the communities where we operate.
The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on people. We are building new highway infrastructure in North Texas and it is important for us to give back to the community and support those in need where we live and work.
The fund will also be used to make donations to 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. In the United States, the company has donated $150,000 to Baylor University to assist with their COVID-19 research efforts.
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 and the United Kingdom.
For more information about the “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund and how to contribute, please click here.