How we comport ourselves during the coronavirus pandemic is how we will be remembered long after the tragedy ends. There will be heroes and zeros. How would you like your company to be remembered – the same as these noteworthy business heroes?
Shine Distillery, in Chicago, is using their equipment to produce hand sanitizer and giving it away.
LVMH, the parent company of Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy, has converted their perfume manufacturing and will be producing hand sanitizer and providing it free.
Owners of a small shop in Scotland spent 2,000 Euro on masks and alcohol gel and are giving them away to older people.
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance pledged to donate 10 million Chinese yuan ($1.44 million) to the effort in Wuhan.
Google has made their video conferencing service, Hangouts Meet, available free for all G-suite customers until July 1, 2020.
Loom, a video recording and sharing service has made Loom Pro free for teachers and students at K-12 schools, universities, and educational institutions.
Jamm, an audio-visual communication tool used by remote and distributed teams is offering it free.
Meero, a file transfer service, is offering free large-file transfers to ease remote working.
Johnson & Johnson has donated one million masks to healthcare workers in China as well as goggles, protective suits, thermometers and respirators.
In Japan, convenience store Lawson and restaurant chain Watami, provided free food to students at risk of going without lunches due to nationwide school closures.
French luxury group Kering (Gucci and Bottega Veneta) donated 2 million Euro to help the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Amazon and Microsoft have each pledged $2.5 million to help those afflicted with the disease in Seattle.
Facebook set up a $100m grant program to support small businesses hit by the coronavirus.
3 Sirens Restaurant Group in Tulsa, Oklahoma is raising money to help restaurant employees struggling in the wake of the outbreak.
Salesforce has created a $1.5 million dollar coronavirus fund for affected citizens in San Francisco.
Non-profit Musically Fed turned 7,000 pounds of food intended for events at Staples Center in Los Angeles into 24,000 meals for shelters and missions across the city.
When an Italian hospital ran out of intensive care vales, a local company brought in a 3D printer, redesigned and produced the valves in a few hours.
And, all of this without an expectation of return, other than goodwill.
If you’re already involved in the effort, we’d love to hear about it. If you’re interested in getting involved but still not sure what to do, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let’s schedule some time talk; always happy to be of service during this critical time of need.