Ferrovial donates €7.22 million out of the “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund for healthcare equipment, research and social assistance

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  • Food, social and hygiene aid are part of the €3.16 million package for people at risk, which was distributed via Caritas, World Vision, CESAL, the Trussell Trust and other organizations in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Chile and Portugal.
  • Oxford University will receive €500,000 for a vaccine development project, in addition to the support received by Spain’s National Centre for Biotechnology and by Baylor Medical College. A total of €900,000 have been allocated to research.
  • The company is distributing 800,000 FFP2 masks, 90,000 diagnostic tests and 90 respirators to various health services in Spain and the UK (NHS). This item amounts to €3.160 million.

Ferrovial has approved a donation of €7.22 million from the “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund to institutions working to combat the pandemic in the social and healthcare dimensions and in research, in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Chile and Portugal. That amount is the total distributed to date and includes the figure announced on 8 May.

The health crisis is having a major economic impact, especially on families that were already in a vulnerable situation. The effect of the pandemic has increased the number of people who are in this position and are experiencing greater difficulty in meeting basic needs such as food, hygiene products and medicine. Ferrovial has donated close to €3.165 million to prestigious institutions in this field. They include Caritas, CESAL and World Vision in Spain; the Trussell Trust in the UK; a number of food banks in the United States; Techo, in Chile; and the Portuguese Red Cross. This aid will reach around 90,000 people, enabling the distribution of 1,350,000 meals.

The company has allocated close to €3.16 million in the medical field to purchase 800,000 FFP2 masks, 90,000 diagnostic tests, 90 respirators, as well as other medical and personal protective equipment, which will be donated to Spanish regional governments, including Madrid, Valencia, Castilla-La Mancha, Andalusia, Catalonia, Cantabria and the Canary Islands. Part of this item will be allocated to other countries where the company operates, such as the United Kingdom, Chile and Portugal.

Ferrovial, which is making major efforts to combat the pandemic, is also supporting research to develop a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has donated €500,000 to Oxford University, which is undertaking one of the most advanced projects to develop a vaccine. It also allocated €250,000 for two vaccine projects at Spain’s National Centre for Biotechnology, which is part of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and €150,000 to Baylor College of Medicine, in Texas, which is working to develop a vaccine that modifies the virus proteins.

Spain is the country that has received the largest share of funds to date (€4.8 million), followed by the United States (€1.15 million) and the United Kingdom (€1 million). Portugal has received €150,000, and Chile €110,000.

Ferrovial set up the “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund with an initial endowment of €5 million from the company. At the same time, it launched a drive to raise funds among employees, directors, shareholders, contractors, suppliers and anyone wishing to make a donation. The company will double any contributions up to a total contribution of €10 million. To date, the “Ferrovial Together COVID-19” fund has raised €8.690 million through contributions by Ferrovial and third parties.

When it announced the creation of the fund, Ferrovial undertook to be totally transparent in its decisions. In the coming weeks, Ferrovial will provide updates on how its Juntos COVID-19 fund is used.

A commitment to fighting COVID-19

The company is strongly committed to combating the pandemic, having participated in a number of initiatives, such as setting up a temporary hospital at the Madrid convention center, and developing the “CoronaMadrid” website and app, along with other companies, in partnership with the Madrid Regional Government, to facilitate patient diagnosis and monitoring so as to avoid saturating the healthcare facilities and reduce the numbers requiring emergency care. It also installed drive-in testing centers in the Balearic Islands. In Madrid and Santander, it has made 830 parking spaces available free of charge to healthcare workers.

 

“FERROVIAL TOGETHER COVID-19” DONATIONS

First and Second Tranches. 28/05/2020

 

Healthcare Equipment

OrganizationAmount (Euros)Equipment
Salud Madrid

(Spain)

1,000,000·       300,000 FFP2 masks

·       70 respirators

Servicio Andaluz de Salud (Spain)625,000·       150,000 FFP2 masks

·       30,000 diagnostic tests

Servicio Gallego de Salud (Spain)200,000·       80,000 FFP2 masks
Agencia Valenciana de Salud (Spain)450,000·       80,000 FFP2 masks

·       30,000 diagnostic tests

Servicio de Salud de Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)125,000·       50,000 FFP2 masks
Servicio Cántabro de Salud (Spain)100,000·       40,000 FFP2 masks
Servicio Catalán de Salud (Spain)250,000·       30,000 diagnostic tests
Servicio Canario de Salud (Spain)250,000·       100,000 FFP2 masks
National Health Service (United Kingdom)60,000·       20 respirators
Amey Supporting Care (United Kingdom)45,000·       Masks and personal protective equipment
Hospital Infantil Roberto del Río (Chile)10,000·       Masks and hygiene equipment
Hospital de Santarem (Portugal)25,000·       PPEs and healthcare equipment
Cruz Vermelha (Portugal)25,000·       Hygiene and personal protective equipment

 

Research

OrganizationAmount (Euros)Project
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología (CSIC) (Spain)250,000Research for two vaccine development projects
Oxford University (United Kingdom)500,000Research for vaccine development projects
Baylor Collegue of Medicine (Houston. United States)150,000Research for vaccine development projects

 

Social

OrganizationAmount (Euros)Project
Cáritas (Spain)1,000,000Aid for families, elderly and homeless in Alcalá de Henares, Getafe, Huelva, Madrid, Málaga, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Sevilla, Valencia, Ávila, Tortosa, Ciudad Rodrigo, Huesca, Guadix, Vic, Jaca, Canarias, Soria.
World Vision250,000Food banks in Barcelona, Madrid, Sevilla, Alicante, Santiago de Compostela, Santander, Granada, Mieres.
CESAL-Ayuntamiento de Madrid300,000Daily meal plans in Villaverde and La Latina Districts

 

Fundación Colegio de Caminos (Spain)10,000Aid for COVID-19 affected members
The Trussell Trust Food Bank (United Kingdom)300,000Food bank of Vauxhall Foodbank (London), Glasgow NW Foodbank, Burngreave Foodbank (Sheffield), South Liverpool Foodbank, Cardiff Foodbank

Aston and Nechells Foodbank (Birmingham), Falkirk Foodbank , Belfast West Foodbank , Leeds South and East Foodbank, North Bristol Foodbank , Dorking Area Foodbank, Blackwood and District Foodbank (Wales)

SSAFA Emergency Response Fund (United Kingdom)50,000Aid to vulnerable personnel of the British Armed Forces
Lighthouse Construction Charity (United Kingdom)50,000Aid to Construction workers
Food Bank (United States)1,000,000Foundation for Fairfax Public Schools, Virginia Capital Area Food Bank (VA); Houston Food Bank, Tarrant Area Food Bank, West Texas Food Bank , North Texas Food Bank, Central Texas Food Bank, Covid Relief Fund (OneStar Foundation), Central Texas Meals on Wheels, Caritas of Waco (TX); Atlanta Food Bank, Atlanta Meals on Wheels (GA);   Kern County Food Bank (CA); Second Harvest, Loaves and Fishes – Mecklenburg County (NC) Greater Capital Area Food Bank (DC). Denver Food Bank of the Rockies (CO)
Techo (Chile)100,000Hygiene and food kits
Semente- Voluntarios Lipor (Portugal)50,000Aid to families
Santa Casa da Misericórdia do Porto (Portugal)
50,00065+ year-old people in Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia, Matosinhos, Maia, Valongo e Vila do Conde

 

 

 

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