NEC Corporation Donates $100,000 to Coronavirus Fund | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

NEC Corporation Donates $100,000 to Coronavirus Fund

This week, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas received another generous donation to our Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund. NEC Corporation of America, the Irving, Texas-based leader in information and communications technology, designated $100,000 toward our community impact efforts int he wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Support like this gives us the ability to truly make a difference during this crisis,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “We’re so grateful to have a partner like NEC. Together, we can provide both immediate relief and lasting results right here in North Texas.”

“We are very happy to allocate these funds and can already see the immediate impact of the work the United Way does for education, income and health in our community,” said Mark Ikeno, President & CEO, NEC Corporation of America. “We have worked with United Way through the years and it’s only natural that we continue to invest in this most difficult time.”

About the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Coronavirus Response & Recovery Fund will address immediate needs of all North Texans—as well as longer-term challenges that will affect education, income and health outcomes across our community.

 The fund will support current community impact concerns including:

  • Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products and potentially food)
  • Extended closures of school, childcare, and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work
  • Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries

In the coming weeks, our organization will continue to work with community leaders, including the Dallas County Health Department, school districts and our service partners to identify resource and service gaps and plan for long-term recovery.

This article was published on: Apr 10, 2020