DE went virtual for our summer party this year and I know you’re thinking: “what does that even mean?” But I’m here to tell you, it means a whole lot of laughs. We found out that whether it’s virtual or IRL, a party is a party and a smiling face is a smiling face.
Davis Elen has been operating remotely for six weeks now and, without exception, teams have made the adjustment with flexibility, consideration, and a genuine collaborative spirit. In an effort to keep teams connected, we’d like to share the ways Davis Elen has been supporting our clients as they respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. We’re fortunate to work with thoughtful, civic-minded brands who have had the generosity of spirit to support their larger communities during an unprecedented and unpredictable time.
Beyond manufacturing safety and protective gear for medical professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota has donated $500,000 to The United Way, which uses its resources to provide food, water, childcare, and other essential support services to affected families.
Our local McDonald’s owner-operators have made tremendous contributions to their communities during this crisis.
Whether personally delivering thousands of meals to hospitals and healthcare workers across the country, or providing additional support to Ronald McDonald House Charities, local McDonald's owner-operators and their amazing crew people have risen to the occasion - being a resource to first responders and families, when it matters most.
In that same spirit, McDonald's gave away free Thank You meals to our front line heroes, providing free Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner to healthcare workers, every day, from April 24 - May 5. Over 10 million Thank You meals were served. Amazing!
Staying safe, connected and healthy is more important than ever.
GreatCall continues to keep 5Star Urgent Response services operating at the level their customers expect. Agents are IAED certified with the fastest call response time and can provide important medical information to first responders on your behalf, including questions related to the Coronavirus.
As a grocery warehouse chain, Smart & Final is an essential service, and their associates have been working hard on the front lines of the crisis since day one. In addition to implementing extensive safety precautions in all store locations, Smart & Final and the Smart & Final Charitable Foundation has donated reusable bags, water, food and more to food banks, first responders, medical professionals and other members of the greater community.
One West Bank’s parent company, CIT, made a donation of $1 million to support various community efforts in affected areas of New York and California. The donation will be split among the California Community Foundation's COVID-19 L.A. County Response Fund, The New York Community Trust's NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, and a number of smaller local community partners. Each of these organizations is working to respond to the impact of the crisis on their stakeholders, including helping to ease some of the financial burdens faced by small businesses.
It’s too early to tell what the long-term effects of these temporary shelter in place measures will be, but we can’t help but reflect on how they’ve underscored the critical role that our communities play in our lives. Regardless of how long social distancing is required, we’re grateful to be part of this community and for our clients’ generous examples of how, in ways big and small, we’re all connected.