CEMEX USA has reached a milestone in its efforts to support the fight against COVID-19, delivering grants to more than 80 non-profit organizations nationwide this year from its philanthropic arm, the CEMEX Foundation. The grants helped provide food, shelter, safety and education in communities deeply affected by the pandemic.
As the coronavirus began to spread across the U.S., CEMEX USA employees sought opportunities to help by identifying non-profit organizations providing critical relief inside CEMEX’s operational footprint and proposing grant requests to the CEMEX Foundation. The grants delivered by CEMEX USA employees have provided more than a quarter million meals to those facing food insecurity and overall have positively impacted more than 200,000 people across California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida.
“COVID-19 has created far-reaching impacts and unparalleled challenges, prompting thousands of families to request additional support for food and shelter while they continuously worry about the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones. At CEMEX USA, we wanted to help our neighbors and communities during this unprecedented time,” said CEMEX USA President Jaime Muguiro. “The help provided by non-profits right now is critical, and we are proud to be able to deliver significant support for their initiatives that are making a difference in our communities.”
Over the past year, in addition to meals, the donations helped fund the development of more than 20,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical staff and first responders on the front lines of the pandemic. With the additional funding, non-profits were also able to continue to fund shelter and education programs as well as provide financial support for those in need.
Along with the grants, CEMEX USA has sought other opportunities to support communities during the pandemic, including holding virtual events that benefited more than 1,600 educators and students. Throughout the pandemic, the company has continued to seek additional opportunities to provide community support.