- Gift is part of global initiative “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” to help organizations fighting the pandemic in the social, healthcare and research dimensions, in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Poland and Portugal.
- This contribution to Meals On Wheels Atlanta will provide more than 13,600 nutritious meals for homebound elderly Atlantans in need.
This donation is one of seven that Ferrovial has made in recent weeks to communities across North America where it has active construction projects. North Perimeter Contractors LLC, a Ferrovial company, is the lead contractor on GDOT’s Transform 285/400 highway improvement project located in north Fulton County and north DeKalb County.
In early April, Ferrovial launched its “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund with seed funding of over $5 million. The goal of the fund is to support front-line healthcare organizations and global research related to COVID-19 and vaccines, as well as provide support to community-based nonprofits that are serving vulnerable populations. To date, the “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund has raised approximately $9.5 million.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on people and economies around the world. As a global company, we believe we have a role to play in both driving solutions to the pandemic as well as supporting those most in need in the communities where our employees are working and living.”
This contribution to Meals On Wheels Atlanta will provide more than 13,600 nutritious meals for homebound elderly Atlantans in need.
Meals On Wheels Atlanta is one of thousands of nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19.
“The seniors we serve are among the most vulnerable to this virus and greatly need the community’s support during this time, so we are very grateful for the incredible generosity of Ferrovial.”
The Meals On Wheels donation is one of several community-focused initiatives that the Ferrovial team in Atlanta has undertaken: in May they contributed over $67,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and in March, they collaborated with the American Red Cross on a blood drive. They also delivered meals to healthcare workers at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.
“One of Ferrovial’s core operating philosophies is to give back to communities in which we are working and where our employees live.”
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 $161,000 to Baylor University to assist with their COVID-19 research efforts and nearly $1 million to food banks and education foundations. These donations are a part of the overall distribution from the fund to institutions fighting the pandemic in the social, health care and research fields in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom.
For more information about the fund, please visit “Ferrovial Together COVID-19”.