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PPG Announces $1.5M in Donations

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh), along with the PPG Foundation, announced that they plan to "contribute more than $1.5 million to organizations supporting immediate community relief efforts and emerging recovery needs amid the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.”

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Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh), along with the PPG Foundation, announced that they plan to "contribute more than $1.5 million to organizations supporting immediate community relief efforts and emerging recovery needs amid the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.”

Recipients of the funds include:

  • Feeding America: $150,000 to help food banks respond to the increased need;
  • International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies: $375,000 to support efforts in communities where PPG operates in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions;
  • Chinese Red Cross Foundation: $168,000 (donated in February) to support recovery efforts in response to the crisis;
  • Emerging community relief efforts: $520,000 to support local organizations serving those most at risk in PPG’s communities across the globe; and
  • Pittsburgh-area crisis support: $275,000 to support impacted organizations and people in Pittsburgh, PPG’s global headquarters community.

The Pittsburgh donations will fund both the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to provide food and resources to those in need, and the Emergency Action Fund held at The Pittsburgh Foundation to aid nonprofits providing emergency services, basic needs and helping people experiencing financial hardship.

“This global crisis is impacting every community and citizen in the world and, like others, we want to help those in need,” said Malesia Dunn, Executive Director, PPG Foundation and corporate global social responsibility.

“At the center of our company’s purpose is a commitment to ‘protect and beautify the world.’ Today, the word ‘protect’ is taking on an even greater significance to all of us. We are focused on protecting our communities by supporting these organizations that are helping others, as we all look forward to brighter days ahead.”

The company also announced that it has increased its employee matching donations program in the U.S. and Canada. When PPG employees make personal financial contributions to benefit nonprofit organizations supporting communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, the PPG Foundation has committed up to $250,000 to double its standard match donation to 2:1 through May 31.

Previous Donations

The company announced late last month that it was donating 80,000 masks to hospitals in Pittsburgh, New York, Cleveland, the Detroit area and Huntsville, Alabama, in support of COVID-19 relief.

The first 20,000 N-95 masks were distributed to Pittsburgh’s UPMC and Allegheny Health Network hospitals.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; COVID-19; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Finance; Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; PPG; Z-Continents

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